Police Services for the Elderly
The Quincy Police Department has been working with the West Central Area Agency on Aging since 1995 in an effort to provide specialized police personnel to meet the needs of senior citizens in the community. The department collaborated with the agency and other law enforcement agencies to establish the TRIAD and the Elder Watch programs and participates in the Agency's Citizens Police Academy. In order to establish more consistent availability of police services for elders, the Quincy Police Department, with the assistance of grant funds provided by the West Central Area Agency on Aging, established in March of 2001 a full-time Elder Service Officer position working out of the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center located at 639 York.
Detective Zachary Bemis
Quincy Police Detective Zachary Bemis is the department’s Elder Service Detective. Detective Bemis investigates crime against the elderly and persons with disabilities. Crimes such as theft, burglary, robbery, accidents, elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitations, scams, telephone complaints, neighborhood disputes, and peace disturbance just to name those most common.
The Elder Service Detective office is located in the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center in room number 103. He may be contacted by calling 217-223-7904, extension 104 or by calling the Quincy Police Department. He may also be contacted through the Quincy/Adams County 9-1-1 emergency center. If it is a non-emergency call, please dial 217-222-9360.