BILOXI - Irma Hargis, nearly 82, no longer worries about how long it could take someone to find her if she got sick overnight or fell and couldn’t call for help.
She knows Biloxi police will come check on her if she doesn’t answer a phone call the next morning.
Hargis is among 14 senior citizens enrolled in the Biloxi Police Department’s RUOK program. It’s a telephone assurance program that calls the elderly or physically disabled once a day at the time of their choice to make sure they’re OK. It’s a program offered by police departments around the nation who buy the computer software. Gulfport police also offer the program.