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Huntsville Police Dept Offers Program for Special Needs Citizens

The Huntsville Police Department is pleased to offer the community a helpful service to give greater peace of mind to the city’s senior and special needs populations, their families, and caregivers.

From time to time, the officers are called upon to assist a lost senior citizen or dependent person. Often these individuals are disoriented and unable to remember their names or where they live.
Citizens of Huntsville can now register a family member with the police department by providing personal information, medical information, emergency contact numbers for relatives, and a photograph of the registrant. This will greatly aid the police department should an Alzheimer’s or special needs person become missing or be found by the police and be unable to provide information.

To register a special needs person of ANY age, please complete and mail the special needs registry form to the Huntsville Police Department, 1220 11th Street, Huntsville, TX 77340. These forms can be found on the police department website, http://huntsvilletx.gov/208/SpecialNeeds-Registry, or can be picked up at any of the following locations: The Huntsville Police Department, The Senior Center of Walker County, The Heritage Program through Huntsville Memorial Hospital, or Tri-County Mental Health Services. All information will remain confidential and will only be accessed by law enforcement to locate or return a loved one.

The Special Needs Program was developed in 2007 by former HPD Sergeant (and former Councilmember) James Fitch, and has been overseen by Sergeant Eric Scott since 2012. The Huntsville Police Department strives to continue to provide quality service and protection to our citizens.

For additional information or to participate, please contact the Huntsville Police Department Community Services Officer at (936) 291-5480, or Sergeant Eric Scott at escott@huntsvilletx.gov.

Information provided by the City of Huntsville

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