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â€˜Help Me Homeâ€™ program helps lost get found
Program designed for those with communication or memory issues
The Washington County Sheriffs 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 Sheriffs Office will manage the database, which will store each registrants 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.