It is not uncommon for people with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia to wander from a safe environment and become lost, even in familiar settings.
When that happens, it can be a life-threatening situation for the individual. It’s a critical time for police who need to know vital information about the person, particularly what he or she looks like and places he or she may frequent.
In its ongoing effort to keep the public safe, the Boynton Beach Police Department is implementing an Elderly at Risk ID Program for residents who have a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia.
The program will help police identify these persons should they wander off from their home or caretaker.
Residents are asked to complete a registration form that includes the person’s height, weight, eye color, vehicle used by the person or caretaker, medical conditions, medications, habits and symptoms a police officer can expect to see. Two current photographs of the person are also needed. If recent photographs are not available, police are available to go to their home to take the picture (via appointments with the Crime Prevention Office).
Click here to download the Elderly at Risk ID Program Registration Form. Please submit this form with two current photographs via email to Crime Prevention Officer John Huntington at firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents can also bring the form during business hours to the Crime Prevention Office at 1500 W. Gateway Blvd., Suite 180.
If you have questions or need additional information, please call Officer John Huntington at 561-842-6848.