If there’s a loved one in your life who has autism spectrum disorder and is a resident of Saint John, the autism registry can help ensure their safety. With this voluntary program, offered free of charge by the Saint John Police Force, police officers receive important information that will improve their ability to respond in an emergency situation. Information in the autism registry can include things like physical description, communication ability, favourite attractions, and triggers for behavioural issues. It's your choice what information is included in the registry; all information is kept confidential; and it’s accessible only by police officers who are responding to an emergency situation.
How it works
Complete the secure online form, and upload a photo if you choose. A photo may assist police officers in identifying or locating a missing individual.
Once you submit the form, you will receive a confirmation message, and the information will be immediately available to police officers. Updates or changes to the information may be made by calling 648-3200.
In an emergency situation, always let the police know that the individual is registered with the Saint John Police Force. This will greatly help the responding officers.
If you live in the Kennebecasis Valley, you should register with the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force.
The Saint John Police Force acknowledges Autism Speaks Canada for their funding to support this project in 2012.