Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Wandering Person Program
Do you have a member of your family that suffers from an illness or condition that can make them prone to wandering off and becoming disoriented?
The Midcoast Regional Child Development Services, in conjunction with the Help Autism Now Services (HANS), is working with law enforcement agencies within Knox County to promote the wandering program. Knox County agencies are developing a database to serve individuals with Alzheimer's, Autism, and other conditions that make them prone to wander. The program collects information such as physical description and photos of the individual to allow officers to more easily identify the lost person. Other important information includes potential triggers and ways to calm the individual down. All of this information saves valuable time when a missing report comes in.
Any resident of Knox County can contact a law enforcement agency in Knox County (Rockland Police Department, Thomaston Police Department, Rockport Police Department, Camden Police Department, and Knox County Sheriff's Office) or submit the information directly to the Knox Regional Communications Center in Rockland.
If you would like to have someone in your family entered into this database, please fill out the form at this link and either email it with recent photos of the person to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail the form with copies of photos to: Knox Regional Communications Center, 301 Park Street, Rockland, ME 04841.
Please contact KRCC Director Linwood Lothrop at email@example.com or at 594-0429 x118 if you have any questions.
All information is kept confidential.