MEDIA EVENT: CONES WITH COPS

The New Castle County Division of Police is announcing another part of our Community Outreach Program, Cones With Cops, where the public can meet with the police in a friendly setting!

Nikko, Mounted Patrol, Officers from Community Service, Recruiting and both Public Information Officers with be in attendance.

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COMMUNITY ALERT: MEDICARE SCAM

(New Castle, DE 19720) The New Castle County Division of Police is aware of subjects soliciting elderly residents to participate in free genetic testing and/or free cancer screenings that require the collection of a cheek swab. During this contact, subjects are collecting personal information from the elderly resident to include their name, date of birth and health insurance information to include their Medicare number. Residents may also be told that there is no cost for this service and that Medicare or their insurance will be billed for the testing.

The New Castle County Division of Police would like to inform residents that genetic testing and/or cancer screenings must be ordered by the patient’s doctor and be medically necessary for Medicare coverage. Random genetic testing and cancer screenings are not covered by Medicare.

If you have questions about Medicare or potential Medicare fraud, please reach out to the Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau at 302-674-7364. If you think you have been a victim of Medicare fraud call 1-800-Medicare or 1-800-HHS-TIPS.

Also if If you think you have been the victim of a scam or fraud please do not be embarrassed or ashamed.  These scammers can be very convincing and you are not alone.  Contact the New Castle County Police non-emergency line (302)-573-2800 to report a scam or (302) 395-8171.

MEDIA EVENT- NEW CASTLE COUNTY DIVISION OF POLICE.

When: Friday, June 14th, 2019, at 8:30 A.M.

What: 2019 Delaware Torch Run for Special Olympics- Memorial Mile Dedication

Where: Cpl. Paul J. Sweeney Public Safety Building, 3601 N. DuPont Hwy. New Castle, Delaware 19720.

Scheduled to attend: The Honorable Matthew S. Meyer, New Castle County Executive, Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr., Chief of Police, representatives from the Delaware State Police and the University of Delaware Police Department.