In a message from Assistant Police Chief Sammy Bailey, we were informed of a new program that the Lampasas Police Dept. is taking part in the Take Me H me program, which helps people with disabilities get home. Take Me H me is a program that was developed by the Pensacola, Florida Police Department to better assist individuals with disabilities who may need extra help communicating in an emergency situation. This kind of assistance may be necessary if the individual is unable to speak, unable to properly identify themselves, if they become disoriented, or act in a manner that first responders need to be aware.
This program is designed to assist law enforcement and first responders during contacts with members of our community who have disabilities such as, but not limited to, Autism, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Down Syndrome, deafness or any other developmental disabilities.
The Take Me H me program is a FREE service available for all residents of Lampasas, for adults and children who may have difficulty communicating due to developmental or cognitive disability.
The data base is maintained by the Lampasas Police Department Communications Division. It is only accessible to law enforcement personnel and may include a photograph, disability information, physical description and emergency contact information.
If a person in the Take Me H me program is encountered by law enforcement, Communications personnel can access the database and quickly retrieve critical information that can help in communicating with the individual and a safe return to the caregiver.
Who can enroll?
Any adult OR child who may have difficulty communicating due to developmental or cognitive disability. These individuals tend to be at risk for wandering, and may include people with disabilities such as Alzheimer’s, Autism, Dementia, Down Syndrome, etc.
The form is available at the Lampasas Police Department located at 301 East 4th Street, Lampasas, Texas 76550.
For any further information, please contact Assistant Chief of Police, Sammy Bailey at 512-556-9720 Ext. #14 or Communications Supervisor Kelli Sanguinet at 512-556-9720 Ext. #22.