Residents with loved ones who may need special assistance if they are alone or in an emergency may register with the Keller Police Department through the Take Me Home Program. Originally developed by the Pensacola, Florida PD, Take Me Home is intended to assist those who are unable to communicate or properly identify themselves in the event they become disoriented and those who may act in a manner that could be misinterpreted by first responders.
The program is a free service for any Keller resident who has difficulty communicating, though it is particularly intended to serve individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, or developmental or cognitive disabilities as well as senior citizens who may suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s.
How it Works
Families or individuals complete a Take Me Home form, which provides essential information about the loved one with special needs. The form includes information such as height, weight and other identifying information along with emergency contact information and a photograph. The information is housed and maintained in a secure database accessible to police officers in their patrol vehicles and at the police station.
If an officer finds someone who is unable to communicate where he or she lives, they can search the database by description and return them to their loved ones. The system also works in reverse; if a loved one goes missing, their picture and description is immediately available to first responders. In these instances, we encourage you to call 911 as soon as possible and inform the police that the individual is registered in the Take Me Home database.
For more information or to submit a competed Take Me Home form and recent digital photograph, please contact Officer James Intia, 817-743-4533 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Officer Amanda Baker, 817-743-4504 or email@example.com.