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Mar 16, 2015 5:37 PM

Pelham Police department starts voluntary disabilities list

The Associated Press

PELHAM - The police department in the town of Pelham has started a voluntary registry to help people with mental or developmental disabilities.

Family members and caregivers can create a confidential file with information about those with disabilities, such as schizophrenia, dementia and autism.

The department has a three-page questionnaire that requests information about the best way to approach the individual with the disability. Questions include whether the person fears public safety personnel, what hospital they use and if there are triggers that would incite reactions.

Police are inviting the public to the station Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., to fill out a questionnaire and receive an identification card with a photo, emergency contact and name.


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