News Story

 

Camarillo Police Launch I.D. Program for At Risk Adults
1/16/2015 9:58:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

 

Adult Information Card Program

Location:

Camarillo Health Care District / 3639 Las Posas Road, Camarillo

Date & Time:

Third Thursday of Every Month / 3:30PM - 5:00PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Community Resource Unit / Camarillo Police Department

 

 

 

Narrative:

The Camarillo Health Care District is partnering with the Camarillo Police Department every third Thursday of the month, beginning January 15, 2015 in launching a new program designed to aid adults in the community that are at risk.

 

Since there are several at risk adults and many senior living facilities in Camarillo, the Camarillo Police Department developed the 'Adult At Risk Information Card Program.'  The 'Adult At Risk Information Card' will contain the following information: name, photo, date of birth, height, weight, phone number, address, known disability or illness, communication method, and two contact numbers and addresses. The types of at risk adults and families that may find this card helpful are those that  may have the following diagnosis or disabilities: Alzheimer's, Autism / Asperger Syndrome, Blind or Low Vision, Brain Injury, Deaf or Low Hearing, Dementia, Diabetes, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy or Seizures, Mental Illness or some type of physical disability.

 

The Camarillo Health Care District will provide space at room E117 from 3:00PM ' 5:00PM to provide this service, the third Thursday of each month.

 

Two cards will be provided to at risk adults, one for the adult and one for the spouse / caregiver. The cards will be retained by the at risk adult and the spouse / caregiver and can be presented to law enforcement should the at risk adult become lost or disoriented.  Additionally, an at risk flyer can be made immediately and distributed to other Law Enforcement agencies, news stations, etc if the at risk adult is missing or lost.

 

The Adult At Risk Information Card Program is run by the Camarillo Citizen Patrol, which was founded in 1976. All Citizen Patrol members are volunteers that live in the Camarillo community and work under the umbrella of the Community Resource Unit.

 

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant John M. Franchi ' 805-388-5135

 

News Release Date:

January 16, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Ann Springer @ 805-388-1952 extension #100

 

Approved by:

Captain R. Thomas

 







 

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