VELLORE: Concerned over the growing number of crimes against the elderly, the Vellore district police have requested them to add the district police emergency response number (94888 35716) to their phone numbers list. SP of Vellore P Vijayakumar said, they had deputed a sub-inspector round-the-clock to attend to calls. “Elderly persons can contact this number for help. With this facility we will reduce the response time and try to reach the person need of help,” said the SP. Vijayakumar adviced elderly persons not to entertain strangers. Install CCTVs (facing the road) and see visitors before allowing them in, he added. He adviced the elderly not to wear jewels that will draw unnecessary attention. IG of North Zone M N Manujatha said, the department was taking measures to compile a database of elderly persons to ensure their safety.