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RUOK?

Are You OK?

The Are You OK? program is a computer system that is setup to call subscribers, at times of their choosing, every day to check if they are OK. Typically, this system is used to check on elderly family members or the disabled. When the system dials a subscriber's number and the subscriber answers the phone call, the system plays a message for them and logs the call as answered. If the subscriber does not answer the call, the system will make a second attempt to call and if the call is still unanswered it sends an alert. A Law Enforcement Officer is then dispatched to the subscriber's residence to check on them and ensure that they are OK.

If you are interested in learning more about the program or want to enroll in Are You OK?, please call Brunswick County Sheriff's Office (910)253-2777.