Trophy Club, TX (July 13, 2020) – Originally developed in Pensacola, Florida PD, the Take Me Home program was designed to be helpful to individuals who have difficulty communicating, as well as individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, developmental or cognitive disabilities as well as senior citizens who may suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s.
The program 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.
“As a police officer we will often respond to a suspicious person wandering the streets at all hours, and sometimes in various states of verbal communication deficiency”, stated Patrol Officer Kenneth Richardson who suggested this program be initiated in Trophy Club. “It is our fundamental duty to serve this community to the best of our ability, and I think initiating this program will allow us to serve our citizens more effectively.”
Residents with loved ones who may need special assistance if they are alone or in an emergency may now register with the Trophy Club Police Department through the link below.
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Families or individuals complete the Take Me Home form, which provides essential information about the loved one with special needs. The form includes information such as height, weight, identifying information, emergency contact information, and a current photograph.
The information is stored and maintained in a secure database accessible to police officers.
If an officer finds someone who is unable to communicate where he or she lives, the officer can search our database and ’Take Home’ the individual to their loved one. The system also works in reverse; if a loved one goes missing, their picture and description are immediately available to first responders.
Having current information on hand is critical to providing assistance. Therefore, it is strongly encouraged that updated photographs of enrolled persons be submitted every six months, and changes to addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts, or other information be communicated immediately.
Updates should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, this service is free of charge to our Trophy Club residents.
If you have any questions, please contact the Trophy Club Police Department (682) 237-2960. For emergencies, dial 911. To reach the 24-Hour Non-Emergency please dial 972-434-5500, option 9 (Calls to the 911 or the non-emergency number go to the Denton County Sheriff’s Department, which is the dispatch for Trophy Club Police Department.)