THE PROTECTIVE CIRCLE
ElderLine is a momentous initiative where the Mumbai Police brings together volunteer doctors, clinics, hospitals, counsellors, social workers, ordinary citizens, police personnel and the best of technology to aid the elderly.
Absolutely any able and compassionate individual or organisation can become a volunteer. Every volunteer will go through a simple interview and complete background check, and then given a special identity card. Volunteers will be allowed to decide days and times when they’ll be available. And even if they are busy at a particular moment, all they will have to do is inform Elderline.
BECK AND CALL
ElderLine is equipped with an advanced GPS-based tracking and dispatch system. So the minute a person calls 1090, his/her exact location is accurately revealed on our screens. Similarly, it also helps us track, contact and dispatch appropriate volunteers or, if the need be, a police mobile immediately.
ElderLine maintains a large database of volunteers so that there is always one ready to go. In case no volunteers are available, police personnel are dispatched instantly.
All this to ensure that we reach people faster and help them better.
- To register as a senior citizen, or as an ElderLine doctor, nurse, counsellor, psychologist, clinic, hospital, organisation or simply a caring volunteer, all you have to do is fill a simple form.
- Registration forms are available on our websites, www.mumbaipolice.org at all police stations and with various non-profit organisations.
- Senior Citizens may directly call 1090 to register themselves.