Operation Blue Angel is a program run by the Raritan Township Police Department to assist residents who, due to advanced age, mobility, or medical concerns, may be unable to answer their door in an emergency situation.
The program is administered free of charge to any eligible resident.
Through Operation Blue Angel, a Police Department owned lock box similar to a realtor's lock box is mounted to a door of the home. A key, supplied by the resident, is locked inside the box. In the event of an emergency, responding police officers are able to retrieve the key by using a code accessed by our Communications Center, allowing us to quickly enter the home without causing damage.
Applicants to Operation Blue Angel must meet certain criteria and agree to our terms and conditions:
Must be 55 years of age or older, or have a medical condition that is potentially incapacitating
Must either live alone, or be home alone on a frequent basis
Must provide a key (or keys) for an entry door to the home
Must grant the Raritan Township Police Department permission to access and use the key in a medical emergency. A waiver form must be completed and notarized, and included with the application.
The Police Department maintains ownership of the lock box. If you should you move, you must notify the Police Department so that we may retrieve our lock box.
The resident will not be given the code to the lock box and may not request access to the lock box, except in a medical emergency.
Please print, complete, and return the following forms to police headquarters to be enrolled in the program:
RTPD Operation Blue Angel Application
RTPD Operation Blue Angel Liability Waiver
You can print an summary of the Operation Blue Angel Program here:
RTPD Operation Blue Angel Flyer
Should you need assistance filling out this application or in need of other senior services, you may contact the Raritan Township Police Department at 908-782-8889.