Vulnerable Person Registry Will Help Emergency Responders

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The Peterborough Police Service offers a Vulnerable Person Registry for families and caregivers of vulnerable persons. The information provided is entered into a secure database that will be used by police and other emergency services during a crisis situation. To use the registry the vulnerable person must live in the jurisdiction of the Peterborough Police (City of Peterborough, Ward of Lakefield, and the Township of Cavan Monaghan).

You can register a vulnerable person in two ways: using the online form (link below) or by attending the station in person. In either case, you will be asked for information or identification to demonstrate your relationship to the vulnerable person to ensure the integrity of the report.

In the event of an emergency, responding officers will have immediate access to this information, improving police understanding and response.

A Vulnerable Person is defined as a person who due to a medical, mental health, or physical condition may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a danger to themselves. This may include:

  • A tendency to wander
  • The inability to communicate
  • Fascinations or attractions (water, construction sites etc.)
  • Social responses (fear of strangers, aggression)

Examples include (but are not limited to) individuals with Alzheimer’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder or an acquired brain injury.

The following conditions must be met in order to add someone to the database.

  • The Vulnerable Person must reside within the jurisdiction of the Peterborough Police. (The family or caregiver who registers the person need not reside within the jurisdiction)
  • Confirmation of identity and authenticity of the person submitting the information

For more information or to register a Vulnerable Person please visit https://www.peterboroughpolice.com/report/a-vulnerable-person/ KG

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