I am thrilled to share some exciting news close to our hearts at the Village of East Canton Police Department. Today, I want to express my gratitude to Officer Nick Santora for his brilliant idea that has given rise to our new initiative – the Senior Watch Program.

In our continuous efforts to enhance community safety and well-being, Officer Santora has proposed a program tailored to assist our senior residents and individuals in special situations. The Senior Watch Program is designed to create a stronger connection between our officers and those who may require special attention for various reasons.

So, how does the Senior Watch Program work?

It’s simple yet incredibly effective. Families and residents are invited to complete a brief form, providing officers with valuable information about individuals who may benefit from extra care and attention. This information will remain strictly confidential and will not be made public.

Once we have the necessary details, our dedicated officers will take the initiative to visit and check in on these residents regularly – at least once a week or even more frequently when time permits. This proactive approach ensures that our seniors and those facing unique challenges receive the support they need, fostering a stronger sense of community and safety.

To participate in the Senior Watch Program, interested residents or family members can easily access the form by clicking the attached button or navigating to the “Extras” section under our main menu and selecting “Senior Watch.”

By joining forces with our community, we aim to create a network of support that goes beyond traditional law enforcement duties. The Senior Watch Program embodies our commitment to building a safer, more caring, and interconnected community.

Thank you, Officer Nick Santora, for your innovative thinking and dedication to making our community a better place for all.

Let’s embark on this journey together, strengthening the bonds that make our community resilient and compassionate.


Village Police Chief

Thomas Hinerman