Hampton Police develop program to help "at-risk" residents

HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- The police division has announced a new pilot program called "A Safer Hampton Roads," Monday. 

The idea behind "A Safer Hampton Roads" is to improve the safety of residents who are considered to be "at-risk" These residents include those with autism, developmental delays, and cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's or dementia. 

Residents who may have difficulty communicating with police will also be a part of the pilot program. Officials will have access to information for those residents that include their name, emergency contact, specific disorder, medication, and more.

If you are interested in applying for the program, or enrolling a loved one, a competent "at-risk" resident, their parents, or legal guardian may fill out an online application. The information provided will then be entered into the police records management system. It will then be available during emergencies and routine, or possible dangerous situations. 

Once the form is complete, please email it to communityrelations@hampton.gov.

If you would like to learn more about "A Safer Hampton Roads," please contact Community Engagement at (757) 727-6574. 


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