Upper Gwynedd Police Compiling Special Needs Database

Upper Gwynedd Township Police will use the registry to provide first responders with information to help special needs residents in times of emergency.

Upper Gwynedd Township Police is making sure special needs residents are taken care of in the township.
The police department has embarked on an initiative where it is compiling a database of special needs residents, which includes elderly, autistic or any person who may require specific attention or assistance.
The database can be given to first responders who are assisting a special needs resident who is either without his or her caregiver or who may have wandered from home.
According to Officer John Brinkmann, as officers come in contact with special needs residents, they will be asking caregivers to fill out a registry form. The form, he said, will provide police with vital information to ensure a special needs resident is properly cared for in an emergency situation.
Brinkmann said all information in the registry will be held in strict confidence.
For more details, contact Officer Matthew Toro or Officer Brant Whisler at Upper Gwynedd Township Police at 215-699-7777.
Kevin Emery December 06, 2013 at 12:48 PM
This is a great idea. Kudos to the UGPD for this. Mentally ill residents are also ones to add as they can sometimes call 911 for perceived danger that is not real and cause undue and possibly excessive use of force
The Truth December 06, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Great, now they'll show up with tranq-guns to deal with the crazies instead of tazers & knight sticks...


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