Vulnerable Person Registry (Synopsis)

Peel Regional Police

Description: In place since April 2013, the Vulnerable Person Registry allows caregivers to submit vital information regarding people who, due to a medical or physical condition, may be prone to wandering or other activity that may pose a hazard to themselves or others. This information will assist police and other emergency services personnel in an emergency. Specifically, Peel Regional Police is identifying persons afflicted with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Alzheimer's Disease. The information submitted includes methods of communication and approach; fascinations or objects of attraction; de-escalation techniques; and medical conditions. The registry is being promoted through traditional media, social media and community groups.
Objective: The key objectives of this initiative are to improve the safety of vulnerable individuals in the region and to support positive communication between the police and vulnerable persons.
Outcomes: This initiative has not yet been evaluated, but the Peel Regional Police will gather information to determine if the Vulnerable Person Registry is useful to emergency services personnel. Peel Regional Police is currently tracking the number of vulnerable persons registered.
Resources: The estimated set-up cost of $10,000 reflects soft costs associated with staff time required to develop and implement the project.
Province: Ontario
Record Entry Date: 2015-03-01
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