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‘Help Me Home’ program helps lost get found


Program designed for those with communication or memory issues

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is now offering a program to help residents with memory or communication programs return home.

Help Me Home is a voluntary enrollment program for adults and children who may become lost and have difficulty communicating vital information. If a registered member is found alone by a law enforcement agency and needs help, a deputy or police officer can quickly search for a match on the Help Me Home database by using personal identifying features. The database will be accessible on the mobile computers in their patrol vehicles.

The Sheriff’s Office will manage the database, which will store each registrant’s photo, personal identifiers and emergency caregiver contact information. When matched and confirmed with the photo, deputies and officers will be able to immediately contact the appropriate caregivers.

Registrants need to complete an enrollment form, sign an agreement, and pay a $20 fee for a two-year period. All information is kept confidential and is only available to law enforcement. For more information, visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..