Contact Information

  • Sheriff Coy Reid
  • (828) 464-5241
  • Main Location:P.O. Box 385100 Government Drive., Building E Newton, NC 28658
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Are You OK?

Are You OK? (R-U-O-K?)

Are You OK? is a computerized telephone program provided by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office for seniors and anyone who is disabled, handicapped or homebound in Catawba County.

On the days and times you choose, the system automatically dials your number and waits for an answer. When you answer the telephone, you will hear a pre-recorded message. It will ask you to repsond by inserting a number. Once you enter the number, a message will play and the system assumes you are OK and the call is completed.

If you can’t answer the telephone immediately, the system will redial your number for a total of 3 attempts. If you do not respond to these calls, an alarm goes off and the dispatcher will call whomever you designated as a contact person. If that person can’t be reached, a Deputy or an Officer will respond to check on you.

There is no cost to participate in the program. Sign up online by clicking the blue button below:

Enroll Online

Or you may print and complete an application and mail it to Community Relations Division, PO Box 385, Newton, NC 28658.

Questions?
Call (828) 464-4639, (828) 465-8299, (828) 465-8278
Email rruok@catawbacountync.gov