Police are finding themselves increasingly interacting with people in crises. From time to time, they come in contact with people who have a mental illness, or disorders such as autism.
Arming officers with information about a person's condition is one way to prevent harm - both to the officer and the individual.
The goal of the form is to inform police that a child or adult may not be able to speak to them or follow commands - often the case for someone with autism spectrum disorder. This form can also be used to relay information to police about a person's diagnosis or how to defuse a confrontation.
The more information our police officers have when they're responding to a call for service, the better it is for everybody! Down load the form here.