A unique program that aims to help police officers quickly help a child or adult with special needs has started with a high level of interest.
Families filled up the courtroom inside the , 301 W. Ryan Road, Thursday night for an open house in which they got more information about new special needs alert forms and a tour of the police department.
The forms provide police officers a picture of the person and information such as emergency contacts, nature of disability and identifying marks so that they can more quickly provide assistance. It grew out of an incident in which a child with special needs left his house and was found on a busy Oak Creek street.
for more information about the program.