City of Ventura residents can now voluntarily register at-risk dependents with the Ventura Police Department, providing officers with critical information on individuals with special needs or circumstances prior to an emergency.
PLEASE NOTE - this program is only available to residents who live in the City of Ventura.
The Voluntary Registration Program for at-risk individuals requires personal information like name, date of birth, physical attributes, known disability or illness, a current photo, and emergency contact information.
At-risk dependents and families that may find this program helpful are those that may have a loved one with Autism, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Down Syndrome, mental illness, blind or low vision, and developmental or intellectual disabilities.
"Voluntary information provided to our team before a dire situation can expedite the search for a wandering individual by reducing the amount of information collection needed after an initial call for service," said Police Chief Darin Schindler. "The information also further assists officers by preparing them to appropriately contact and address that individual once they've been located. It's a win-win."
All information submitted will be secured on an internal server and used solely for police operations.
It is the responsibility of the family to keep the information about their loved one current. Updated personal information, changes to physical appearance, and shifts in diagnosis should be re-submitted.
For more information, please call Community Outreach Specialist, Emily Ayala, at 805-339-4312, or email [email protected].