On Friday, October 9 at about 11 a.m., officers responded to a call from a citizen who was worried about person in his car.
According to police, the man told them he noticed the flashers were on in his parked vehicle. When he went to turn them off, he located a juvenile female in the front seat of his vehicle.
The person was non-verbal. Fortunately, officers eventually located the girl’s father and reunite them.
The police department tells Patch they want to take the opportunity to remind people to participate in the The Special Needs Registry.
The registry is a Greendale Police Department project in partnership with the community promoting communication and giving first responders quick access to critical information about a registered person with special needs.
The registry can provide first responders with emergency information, detailed physical descriptors, known routines, favorite attractions, contact information and special needs of the individual. The information can assist first responders in communicating with, responding to a residence of, or dealing with an emergency involving an individual with special needs, according to the Village website.
The goal of the program is to give first responders quick access to critical information about a registered individual with special needs in the community in an emergency situation.