C.A.R.E. (Children and Resident Encounters) Program Special Needs Registry

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The Hollis Police Department would like to extend an invitation to become a member of the department's C.A.R.E. (Children and Resident Encounters Program) initiative. C.A.R.E. is a registry program for citizens with special needs designed to promote communication and provide first responders with quick access to critical information about a person with special needs (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, etc.). C.A.R.E. can provide emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptors, known routines, favorite attractions/activities, and/or any other specific characteristics of an individual they may encounter. This information can assist in communicating with, visiting the residence of or dealing with an emergency involving a person with unique needs.

It is our hope that having this information readily available will facilitate our response and minimize situations of risk for the individual, as well as the risk to those intervening. Awareness and education of first responders about disabilities increases our ability to provide an appropriate response. Please assist us in our efforts to be adequately prepared by completing the attached form and returning it to the Hollis Police Department. Once the registration form is received, we will contact you to confirm the information and to answer any questions you may have about the program.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 603-465-7637.