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Community members of the 6th Ward recently held their Beat 631 Community Meeting, and discussed how local seniors could use cell phones to combat crime in their neighborhood. The meeting was held at Chatham Fields Lutheran Church, 8050 S. St. Lawrence. Photo Credit: Christopher Shuttlesworth

Community members of the 6th Ward recently held their Beat 631 Community Meeting, and discussed how local seniors could use cell phones to combat crime in their neighborhood. The meeting was held at Chatham Fields Lutheran Church, 8050 S. St. Lawrence. Photo Credit: Christopher Shuttlesworth

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Cook County Sheriff Department Hands out 911 Cell Phones to Seniors

“We know sometimes you want to call 911 and tell them what you see,” Walsh said. “These phones have no connection to you or any individual that would dial 911 [from the phone]. For many years, we’ve given the phones to victims of domestic violence.”