Take Me Home

Take Me Home

Background

Take Me Home Program is a program created by Pensacola Police Police Sergeant James Donohoe for adults and children who may have difficulty communicating due to a developmental or cognitive disability and may need special assistance if they are alone or in times of emergency. This kind of assistance may be required if the person is unable to speak or properly identify themselves, or if they become disoriented or act in a manner that could be misinterpreted by first responders. The program was implemented by the Guilderland Police Department in 2012. It is voluntary for citizens to participate, and all information is kept confidential. There is no charge and there is no enrollment fee.

About

The Take Me Home program includes a database maintained by the Guilderland Police which includes a current digital picture, demographic information, caregiver contacts, and any additional important information for the person in need. If a person in the system is encountered by a police officer, an officer can query the database in the police station or while out on the street in the patrol car. By searching by name the officer can locate the person's information and take the necessary steps to get them back home to their loved ones. In the event an officer comes into contact with a person where their name cannot be obtained they can enter the person's physical description to narrow down and identify the person they have with them.

Enrollment

Download the Take Me Home entry form and information sheets (PDF). Please bring the completed form along with a photo with you when you meet with Investigator Matt Hanzalik. Matt can be called at 518-356-1501.