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Front Page - Friday, May 29, 2020

HCSO joins Take Me Home program




In an effort to support the health and safety of those with cognitive and developmental disabilities, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has joined with the Chattanooga Police Department and the Chattanooga Autism Center to participate in the Take Me Home program.

Take Me Home allows family members and legal guardians to file emergency contact information for their loved ones with first responders in the event they become lost or are reported missing.

The registry will include a detailed physical description, details about a person’s habits or routine, a photo of the individual and a relative’s contact information.

The Take Me Home Program is available to residents in Hamilton County. The information contained in the program is secure and will be kept private, says the HCSO in a news release.

“Once registered, should our personnel encounter someone in the county who might be suffering from a cognitive disability, the information contained in the Take Me Home registry will assist our personnel in quickly locating the individual’s family and return them home safely,” says HCSO Chief Deputy Austin Garrett.

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Source: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office