Periodically the Police Department receives calls of elderly persons who have wandered away from home and have become lost. This can occur in all age groups for a variety of reasons to include Alzheimer's, or some other form of mental/physical disability.
The Police Department has created a confidential database which contains the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and other contact information of persons who are entered. This will allow the Police to reunite lost individuals with their families in a timely manner and prevent unnecessary lengthy detentions. There is no age restriction on this program, however the individual enrolled must have some form of physical and/or mental disability that could cause him/her to become lost.
Enrolling in the Program
To enroll contact the COP division at 815-886-7215. If the requestor cannot come to the Police Department, an Officer can go to their home to complete the enrollment paperwork. The whole process takes about 10 minutes.