Halton Regional Police Launching an On-line Vulnerable Person Registry

A Vulnerable Person: a person who due to a medical, mental health or physical condition, may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a danger to themselves or to others.

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Halton Regional Police Launching an On-line Vulnerable Person Registry

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Chantal Corner

Chantal Corner

Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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In October 2014, the Halton Regional Police launched the autism on-line registry. This voluntary registry was designed to provide a better system of service delivery to community members by ensuring that front line officers have access to vital information when responding to occurrences involving people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Since that time, the registry has been opened to other vulnerable groups in efforts to have critical information that may assist police in dealing with our vulnerable persons.

Today, we are launching the on-line Vulnerable Person Registry on our website.

This voluntary Vulnerable Person Registry will provide the Halton Regional Police Service with emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions, known routines and the special needs of this individual. This information will assist officers in communicating with, attending a residence of or dealing with an emergency involving this individual.

A Vulnerable Person is defined as a person who due to a medical, mental health or physical condition, may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a danger to themselves or to others. This could include; an inclination to wander, the inability to communicate, fascinations or attractions (water, construction sites, etc.) and social responses (fear of strangers, aggression).

Examples of Vulnerable Persons may include persons with; Alzheimer’s disease, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury or a mental condition that causes a person to exhibit the above behaviours.

For more information, or to access the registry please go to: http://www.haltonpolice.ca/CommunityPolicing/Pages/VulnerablePersonRegistry.aspx

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