Special Needs Home Alert Program
The police department provides a variety of services to residents who have disabilities or special needs that may put them “at-risk”. These programs have been designed to help ensure calls for service are resolved in a safe, calm, and efficient manner whenever possible. Conditions that may place an individual at-risk include deafness, blindness, autism, mobility issues, dementia, inability to communicate, special medical needs, or any condition that may affect an individual’s interaction with first responders. Residents and caregivers wishing to participate in these programs may apply by filling out this form or by requesting an application at the Buffalo Grove Police Department, 46 Raupp Blvd, Buffalo Grove.
The Illinois Premise Alert Program allows individuals with special needs or disabilities, or their guardians, to provide personal information to Public Safety Agencies in the State of Illinois for emergency dissemination to police, fire, and EMS personnel. Information provided is stored in a database and kept confidential to be used only by police, fire and emergency medical personnel responding to specified locations.
The police department will provide a HEALTH iD tag for at-risk residents who may have a difficult time communicating their name, address, or emergency contact information to first responders. The HEALTH iD is available as a bracelet, watch band attachment, or shoelace attachment and comes in a variety of sizes and colors to suit each specific individual.