You may not know this, but Polk County is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware – over 2,010 square miles. And it’s our job to make sure that everyone living within our very large county has the peace of mind in knowing that if they need help, help is on the way – immediately - from the moment they dial 911.
There are a lot of rural residential homes in our county, and of course we use the latest technology to be able to pinpoint exact addresses and locations when we are racing to a call for service. But I have always believed that one should not rely on technology alone – especially not when seconds matter. This is why we have a free program for those who are interested in having a good old-fashioned reflective road marker with their address placed on the roadway of the property. We want emergency responders to have a well-marked address for every home in the area in case of an emergency.
We’re providing FREE reflective road markers for anyone who does not already have one. All you have to do is email our Crime Prevention Unit and give us your information, and we’ll deliver and install a sign on your property. We ask that only those who are eligible participate in this program:
· The property must be residential, and rural
· The property must not already have a well-marked address sign in place (duplicate markers can be confusing)
· There is a suitable location where the sign can be installed, and the owner agrees for it to be placed by us
The markers are made of high quality, rigid composite/plastic material and are dark green in color. The marker will be driven into the ground by PCSO agency members in an area where it is easily visible from the road’s edge. It will have 4” reflective numbers attached to both sides, so that first responders will be able to see the street address from both directions.
We encourage you to reach out to us if you’re interested in having a marker placed on your property. And please, tell your friends, neighbors, and relatives who live in rural areas. If you have any questions, call our Crime Prevention Unit at 863-298-6677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.