Dodge County Sheriff’s Office Announce Special Needs Alert Form

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office Friday announced the availability of a new “Special Needs Alert Form.” Agency officials say law enforcement, fire departments, and EMS professionals encounter individuals every day who struggle with disabilities including blindness, cognitive impairment, deafness, prone to seizures, and others.

They add that they want to be prepared and be able to respond to the needs of citizens to the best of their ability. Officials say if you or someone in your family that lives in Dodge County and may struggle with a disability can fill out the Special Needs Alert Form.

Once authorities receive the information, it will be maintained in their countywide records management system and available to first responders as well as by 911 communications professionals. Information will be relayed to responders who need it quickly so that they can provide the best possible service to residents.

Those who fill out of the form can also sign up to be contacted about Dodge County’s Project Lifesaver program. Project LifeSaver works with local search and rescue units to monitor individuals with a tendency to wander, perhaps due to cognitive conditions such as autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Down syndrome.

The form is available at the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office website or on their app. Click HERE to visit the site.