Take Me Home is a program that was developed by the Pensacola, Florida Police Department for people who 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 system includes a current digital picture, demographic information, and caregiver contacts. If a person enrolled in the Take Me Home program is encountered by a police officer, the officer can query an internal police data base searching by name or by the person’s physical description. Once the individual’s Take Me Home record has been located the officer has the information at hand to appropriately assist the person.
How Does the Program Work?
Families or individuals may contact the Frisco Police Department and submit a Take Me Home form containing a recent digital photo, description of height, weight, and other demographic information, as well as emergency contact information.
This information is placed in a database that can be quickly accessed in police vehicles or at the police station. If officers find someone who is unable to communicate where he or she lives, they can search the database by description and return the person to their loved ones. The system also works in reverse: if a loved one goes missing, their picture and description is immediately available.
Take Me Home is voluntary for citizens that participate and all information is kept confidential. There is no charge to the police department for the program and there is no enrollment fee. However, there is a responsibility and commitment to keep the system updated and current; therefore, participants are encouraged to submit a digital photograph of persons enrolled every six months.
For more information or to submit a completed Take Me Home form and recent digital photograph, please come to the police department and drop it off in person or email the documents to TakeMeHome@FriscoTexas.gov.