ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Robbinsville Police Department (RPD) recently launched the Secure Awareness for First Encounters -- S.A.F.E. - registry to help police officers interact with members of the community who are autistic or have other communication disabilities. The registry is aimed at providing police officers with quick access to critical information about individuals as part of the Department's community policing efforts.
This registry will provide Robbisville Police officers with emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions including a photo, medical concerns, the best way to communicate, known stressors / stress reducers, and much more. This information will greatly assist police officers when time is essential in communicating and dealing with an emergency situation.
To register a child for the program, go to the Robbinsville Township Police Department website where the form is HERE. The RPD asks that the forms are completed in their entirety and notes that the information will remain confidential to only be used by law enforcement in an emergency situation. A photograph of the registered individual also should be submitted. If one is not available, RPD can take one for them. Once registered, the information should be updated if there are changes.
Completed forms can be sent to Sergeant Thomas Egan at email@example.com, turned in to School Resource Officers, or handed in at our Police Dispatch window,
Registrants will receive a RVILLE S.A.F.E. sticker from the RPD that can be displayed on vehicles and front entrance door to homes. This sticker will bring awareness to responding Officers / EMS during an emergency situation while serving as a de-escalation tool.
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