The Safe Return Program is a voluntary, local, photo-based program designed to assist officers during contacts with members of the Albany community who have disabilities and ensure their safe return home.
This program provides law enforcement with emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions, physical address, a photograph(s) of the individual, known routines, favorite attractions, behaviors, and/or special needs of the individual. The information can assist in communicating with, locating a residence for, or handling an emergency involving an individual with special needs when law enforcement contact is made. It is intended for those with developmental and intellectual disabilities such as, but not limited to:
- Alzheimer's or Dementia
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Down Syndrome