Helping take care of people who need caregivers
Across the Sacramento Valley, police agencies respond to caregivers of people with special needs that are missing, and to concerned citizens regarding someone they have found that needs assistance but can’t identify themselves; communicate information about their needs; or who provides for their care. When police respond to these incidents, information is the critical element to provide for the safety of the person involved – information that is timely, accurate, searchable, and especially information that is accessible across the entire region.
This concept has been turned into action by adapting an existing photo-based information system, one hosted by the Sheriff’s Department and currently used by all police agencies throughout the Sacramento region, to include information about people with special needs, based on a voluntary enrollment by the person’s caregiver through a supporting organization. This secure, Sheriff-hosted application became the Take Me Home Safely Program, and is accessible by all law enforcement agencies throughout the Sacramento Valley region through the Known Persons File system.
For further information, go to www.sacsheriff.com or contact the Safety Center at 354-8509 in Rancho Murieta.