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Warren County residents encouraged to sign up for the “Special Needs Registry”

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – Warren County officials are encouraging people with “special needs” to sign up with The Special Needs Registry.

The Special Needs Registry is an initiative of the Warren County Police Chiefs Association and the Warren County 911 center. Its purpose is to compile and maintain a list of individuals who have “special needs” due to mental or neurological disabilities and who may reside or frequent townships within Warren County, according to the Warren County Police Chief’s website.

Residents are invited to proactively provide information about a loved one with special needs of any age, who may require special assistance in an emergency or interaction within any jurisdiction of Warren County. The registration is completely voluntary. 

To register for the Special Needs Registry, complete the Special Needs Registry Form and turn it into your local police department. It is recommended that a photograph of the person with special needs is included with the Special Needs Registry Form. Parents and caregivers may enroll a person of any age with any type of medical condition or disability, including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimer’s or Dementia, Bipolar Disorder and Down Syndrome. Adults with special needs may also enroll themselves. 

What happens once the person is registered? When a Police Officer has contact with the person on this form, our 911 center can provide us with the information needed to successfully interact and communicate with your loved one, as well as provide us with your contact information.

If you have any further questions please contact your local municipal police department or the Warren County Communications Center at 908-835-2000.

For more information and to download the registration form, click here.

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