The Keller Police Department has launched the “Take Me Home Program,” where residents can register loved ones who could need special assistance if they are alone or in an emergency.
The program, originally developed by the Pensacola Police Department in Florida, is intended to assist people who are unable to communicate or properly identify themselves if they “become disoriented or if they may act in a manner that could be misinterpreted by first responders,” including but not limited to people with Autism, Down Syndrome, dementia and Alzheimer’s, according to the Keller Police Department.
Residents can complete a KPD form with identifying and emergency information about the person with special needs to sign up for the free program.
The information will be entered into the department’s database, which police officers can quickly access in their patrol vehicles or at the police station.
The system also can help for missing people searches.
For more information or to submit a completed “Take Me Home” form and recent digital photograph, contact Officer James Intia at 817-743-4533 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Officer Amanda Baker at 817-743-4504 or email@example.com.
Mark David Smith, 817-390-7808