The Morris Police Department recently introduced a program in collaboration with Trinity Services and Special Connections of Grundy County called MPD Cares.
This new collaboration is designed to help people (and their families) who have special needs like mental and physical disabilities, mental illness, dementia, Alzheimer’s or anyone at risk of becoming confused, disoriented, lost or missing.
Families who sign up for the program will provide information to the Police Department that will enable police to make faster identification, reunite family members quickly, and provide more appropriate assistance to persons with special needs.
When officers or other first responders are called, they will be able to look up and find information about the person and their special needs that might help police respond more appropriately in an emergency.
MPD Detective Curt Kneller and Jen Price of Special Connections will deliver a presentation about this new program at the November 28, 2017, meeting of the Behavioral Health Alliance of Grundy County. The 3 p.m. meeting will be held at the Canalport Conference Room, 518 W. Illinois Ave., Morris. For more information, email [email protected].
Download our November 2017 BHA Meeting Flyer for more information about the meeting.
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