Cape Girardeau Public schools, PD update 'Take Me Home' program | Families
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - In 2009, the Cape Girardeau Police Department and Cape Girardeau Public Schools came together in an effort to advance a program called Take Me Home.
The program is designed for families that have loved ones with special needs that could possibly walk away from where they are being cared for and not be able to correctly give police officers information so to return them home.
There is a database with information of the loved ones including contact information as well as information on the disability.
This information will help police officers identify and assist those with special needs.
DARE Officer Luther Bonds and Director of Special Services Deena Ring are trying to update and verify the most recent information of the individuals already registered.
They also want to remind the community that this program is available to everyone at no cost.
Citizens from other communities are also welcome to register their information, as it is possible that their loved ones may end up in Cape Girardeau.
Letters are also being sent out with students throughout the school district to help spread the word of the program. There is no age limit to register.
The forms will be available from Cape Girardeau Schools and also on the Cape Girardeau Police Department website.
For students of Cape Girardeau, they can be returned to Ms. Ring. For individuals that are not students, they can be returned to Officer Bonds at the police department.
The letter that is being sent home with students, and informational letter and the forms will also be attached to this release.
If you have additional questions or encounter difficulties during registration, you may contact Deena Ring at 573-335-1867 or DARE Officer Luther Bonds at 573-335-6621 or 573-200-3289.
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