The Hampton Police Division is launching a pilot program Called "A Safer Hampton Roads" that's designed to improve the safety of "at-risk" residents - people with autism, developmental delays, cognitive disorders such a dementia or Alzheimers, and other disabilities.
As part of "A Safer Hampton Roads," these residents - who might have difficulty interacting or communicating with police - can have information on file that includes their name, emergency contact, specific disorder, medication and more.
A competent "at-risk" resident, their parent, legal guardian or conservator can fill out the online registration form. The information will then be entered into the police records management system. During emergencies and routine or potentially danger situations, the information can be used to help identify the resident as someone with a disability, get them the help they need, or reunite them with their family, legal guardian or conservator.
*Note*: At this time, this program is only for City of Hampton residents.
"A Safer Hampton Roads" will be overseen by the Police Division's Community Engagement Unit. You can go online to register your loved one. When the form is complete, email it to A Safer Hampton Roads. For more information, contact Community Engagement at 757-727-2260.