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Take Me Home

Chief Gary Sipes and Mayor Gary Fletcher are pleased to partner on a Jacksonville initiative to better support those with disabilities who may need extra help communicating in an emergency situation.

 

The Take Me Home program allows for the rapid identification and safe return of citizens who are unable to adequately communicate vital information such as their name and address to law enforcement officers. Those who are registered in this program are placed in a database that officers can access via radio.

 

ENROLLMENT IS EASY

The Take Me Home program is a database maintained by the Jacksonville Police Department and is only accessible to law enforcement personnel. The system includes a picture, disability, description, and contacts. If a person in the Take Me Home program is encountered alone by a police officer, or is reported missing, the officer can access the database by name or the person’s description to locate their enrollment record. With the information at hand, the officer can appropriately assist the person.

 

STEP 1: Enrollment

Enroll the individual in the Take Me Home system by filling out the enclosed registration form and either emailing a photo or having one taken by our office. For registration information click here Take Me Home Reg

 

STEP 2: Emergency

If a registered individual is found alone by law enforcement and needs help, police will search the Take Me Home database.

If the registered person is reported missing, it is never too soon to call 9-1-1, especially if they are disabled. The first hour is critical in finding a lost child. Inform the police that the individual is registered in the Take Me Home database.

 

STEP 3: Safe

Caregivers will be contacted immediately to let them know the person has been found

 

Take Me Home

Is a free service offered to the

Citizens of Jacksonville, Arkansas

 

Still have Questions about Take Me Home???

 

 Take Me Home assists individuals who may have trouble communicating, such as individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, developmental or cognitive disabilities. Take Me Home is also intended to assist senior citizens who have Dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Take Me Home Program brochure

 

Contact:

Sgt. Amanda Chapman (501) 982-3191

achapman@cityofjacksonville.net  

 

Jacksonville Police Department

1412 West Main Street

Jacksonville, AR 72076

 

 

Last updated: 2/28/2012 10:44:29 AM