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Sheriff offers special needs database

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By The Staff

In January 2009, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office implemented a new program designed to assist citizens of Levy County who have special needs.

The program includes a database of special needs citizens of all ages such as Alzheimer’s patents, autistic persons and others with special needs.

This database is accessible from the dispatch center and includes individual specific information on each entered person such as type of special need, contact person, home address, and specific instructions for first responders on how to best assist that person.

The database also includes a photograph of the special needs citizen that can be distributed immediately to first responders if need be.

The database is integrated with the 911 and CAD dispatching systems so that the special needs citizen’s residence is flagged within the 911 mapping system.

This allows dispatchers to immediately notify first responders that they are responding to a special needs residence and will also help first responders in returning special needs citizens to their residences if they are located away from home and require assistance.

If you would like more information about this program or if you would like to register a special needs family member please contact Lt. Sean Mullins at 352-486-5111 ext. 278