Lancaster Police Department Kicks Off New Program “Operation Drop-In”

LANCASTER, S.C. — The Lancaster Police Department says they will send officers to check in on the elderly and vulnerable adults at their homes in “Operation Drop-In.”

The program sends officers to these homes for weekly check-ins, allowing them to spend a few minutes together, according to a news release.

“It’s something new and it’s something simple, but I think it’s something we can do to better take care of the folks right here in our city,” says Chief Scott Grant.

Police say anyone within the city limits of Lancaster can sign up for the program, and they may also be signed up, with consent, by close relatives.

The program will follow social distancing guidelines, and masks must be worn at all times during the visits, according to a news release.

Police say to include your name, address, phone number, and the phone number of a close relative when signing up for the program.

Birthdates are also requested so that officers can stop by for a special birthday visit, according to a news release.

For more information about “Operation Drop-In,” or to sign up, call LPD Public Information Officer Kayla Vaughn at 803-804-0622 or email her at

Police say you can also send Lancaster PD a private message on Facebook.