Lock Box Program

The Brighton Police Department Lock Box Program is available to senior citizens and others who occasionally find themselves in need of emergency assistance.

How the Lock Box Program Works

The Brighton Police Department provides lock boxes similar to those used by real estate agents to hold a spare house key. The lock box hangs securely over the neck of a doorknob or mounted in an alternate location outside the home. The presence of a lock box does not interfere with the normal use of the door or the lock.

Your address and the lock box combination are flagged at our dispatch center, ADCOM, Adams County Communications. If emergency assistance is needed, the dispatch card is automatically populated with the lock box code. 

This program is provided at no cost to the resident.


Upon completion of the form, an officer will follow up with you to find a time to bring the lock box to your residence and have you sign the agreement and liability form.


Email kmccarthy@brightonco.gov or merickson@brightonco.gov


Program Requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • Live in a private home or apartment
  • Reside within the City limits of Brighton
  • Have permission from the owner if you rent the home
  • Provide a spare house key
  • Sign a release and agree to return the lock box if you no longer wish to participate in the program


Address and lock box combinations are given to only rescue personnel by dispatch. The information is kept secure until needed. The combination can be changed after it has been given to rescue personnel. This will minimize the number of people who know the code.