Special Needs Registry
The Davie Police Department is committed to serving all of the residents in our community. We recognize there are citizens who have certain challenges and may require special needs. The Davie Police Department is proud to introduce a new Special Needs Program.
This program is designed to improve our interactions and responses with individuals with special needs and who reside within the Town of Davie. We invite our residents to proactively provide information to our department about any loved one(s) with special needs, regardless of age, who may require special assistance in an emergency situation or interaction with our officers.
The database will be only be utilized by Davie Police officers and all information will be confidential.
To register for the Special Needs Registry, click here to complete the Special Needs Registry Form.
Parents and caregivers may enroll any person of any age with any type of medical condition or disability, including but not limited to; Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimer’s or Dementia, Bipolar Disorder, and Down syndrome. Adults with special needs may also enroll themselves.
Please contact our Community Policing Unit at 954-693-8200 (Monday through Thursday) with any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is eligible?
The registry is developed with the intent to serve all members (adult or juvenile) in the Town of Davie, who has a “special need” and volunteer to register with the Davie Police Department.
As soon as I register, will the information be immediately available to responding police officers?
Yes. The content from the registration form will be immediately available for our Community Policing Officers to review. Once registered you will receive a call from a Davie Police Officer requesting an introduction meeting. Once the meeting is set, the officer will review with you the information entered to ensure all pertinent information is available.
Participants will receive a DPD rubber wristband with an identifying number following the registration process, a wallet card, as well as a vinyl decal to display on or near the front door of your home. This wristband and wallet card will alert officers that information regarding their disability and specific needs is available via our dispatch when outside the home. Likewise, the vinyl decal will alert any officers responding to your home that an individual with special needs resides there. Use of the wristband, wallet card, and vinyl decal is voluntary.
Who has access to my family member’s profile?
Davie Police personnel who require this information in the performance of their official duties will have access to the information. This information may be shared with other police agencies during an emergency situation, or if the registered person is missing within another jurisdiction. There are strict regulations with respect to accessing and disseminating this information.
Can I update my profile if there are changes? How do I do that?
Information can be updated anytime it might bring a significant impact on our policing response. Some examples would include a change in address or a change in emergency contact information.
Changes can be made by contacting the department's Community Policing Unit, by calling 954-693-8200.
How will this registry help if my family member is missing?
If the registered individual is reported missing by the parent/guardian, our responding police officers have easy access to their information through the Special Needs Registry. Knowing an individual’s special needs (including triggers, stimulants, and de-escalation techniques) greatly assists our officers in locating your loved one, and safely handling an encounter.
If the individual is not reported missing, but otherwise is contacted by our police officers, a computer query of our Special Needs Registry may allow to quickly identify and reunite your loved one. In addition, registered individuals who are found wearing the provided numbered DPD wristband and/or have possession of a wallet card can be easily identified in our system.