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Autism & Law Enforcement

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Autism Safety ~ Bridging the gap between law enforcement and individuals with disabilities, one step at a time. https://youtu.be/GWxlFrvo0wQ


A Utah Parent Center workshop

regarding different subjects related to Law Enforcement:  


Episode 1: Don't Tell Me To Calm Down

https://youtu.be/E6YVYD8aiy0


Episode 2: What to Expect when the Police are Called

https://youtu.be/sIXD_qoMQ-0

Episode 3: Floreo VR: Police Interaction & Safety

https://youtu.be/eFVottnTn-w

KSL Investigates: Crisis Intervention Team Training Upon Police ~ https://ksltv.com/445806/ksl-investigates-crisis-intervention-team-training-among-police/



What is the Autism Safety Roster? The roster is a project in partnership with the community and the Unified Police Department (UPD). The online roster promotes communication and gives police quick access to important information about a person with Autism such as their name, birthday, physical description, emergency contact information, known triggers and behaviors etc. This roster provides information that is critical for law enforcement prior to an officer's arrival at a scene and/or prior to contacting an individual with Autism or other mental illnesses.


Goal of the Program To help insure the safety of an individual with Autism in a crisis situation.

What happens once the person is registered? Once the person is registered, they will be placed into a database in the UPD's Record Management System (RMS). If you do not reside within the Unified Police Department jurisdiction, contact your local police department to inquire if they participate in a similar program. Once the submitted information is verified, it will be placed into the dispatch system. This is where the rostered information will be given to the officers responding on calls or interacting with an individual who has Autism. When possible, an officer trained in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) will be sent to the scene.


Register Annually The information must be updated and submitted every year to ensure the information is accurate. If the information is not updated, the file will be marked as "inactive" until current information is submitted.


How to Register To register, an adult family member or guardian of an individual with Autism ~ https://updsl.org/page_services_autismRoster.php




Project Safeguard is a project in partnership with the community and Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement.


This online program promotes communication and gives police quick access to important information about a person who displays a tendency to wander; such as Autism, Dementia or other disability with similar tendencies.


This program provides information that is critical for law enforcement prior to an officer's arrival at a scene and/or prior to contacting an individual with disabilities.


Rapid access to information such as their name, birthday, physical description, emergency contact information, known triggers and behaviors etc. will help Officers during their initial response.


How to Register To register, an adult family member or guardian of an individual with Autism ~ https://updsl.org/page_services_autismRoster.php

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