Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputies have launched a new program to help people with special needs interact with deputies during emergencies.
According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office – the SAFE program takes voluntarily submitted information about people with conditions like autism, alzheimers, communications disorders or other disabilities and places it into the Sheriff’s Office Database.
Deputies are then alerted by dispatchers that a situation at a certain home might have individuals with special needs so they can prepare and respond accordingly.
The Sheriff’s Office will also mail out special SAFE decals to enrolled homes so they can be places on home or car entry points.
To enroll – click on the button below!