Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Take Me Home Program

The “Take Me Home” Program is a regional photo-based information system hosted by the Sheriff’s Department accessible by all Law Enforcement in San Diego. It is designed to assist Law Enforcement (Police and Sheriff) during contacts with members of the community who have disabilities such as, but not limited to Autism, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, deafness or any other Developmental Disabilities.
The program promotes communication and gives Law Enforcement access to critical information about the individual enrolled. The Take Me Home Program can provide Law Enforcement with emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions, and photograph of the individual, known routines, favorite attractions, or special needs of the individual. This information can assist Law Enforcement in communicating with, locating a residence for, or handling an emergency involving an individual with special needs. This program has photo recognition technology attached to it. If an individual is located and cannot communicate, a photograph of the individual can be taken in the field, sent electronically and checked against those in Take Me Home Program for similar or match.
How do I enter the program?
The easiest way to enter is by clicking the REGISTER ONLINE NOW button above. This allows you to register for the program and submit a photo electronically from a desktop computer, iPad, iPhone or Android device.
The Sheriff has also partnered with several organizations in the community. These organizations are listed below and have entry access to the Take Me Home Program. You can contact the listed organizations and request to meet and have your person entered into the Take Me Home Program through them. Contacting these organizations is also beneficial as they are able to provide guidance, education, and support.
San Diego Regional Center
(858) 576-2966
4355 Ruffin Rd, Suite 200
San Diego, Ca 92123
(619) 685-1175
3030 Market Street
San Diego, Ca 92102
Alzheimer’s Association
(858) 492-4400
6632 Convoy Court
San Diego, Ca 92111
Autism Society of San Diego
(858) 715-0678
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.
San Diego, Ca 92123
You can also download and print the document, fill it out and have it entered by a Sheriffs Crime Prevention Specialist. Once the application is filled out, contact the Crime Prevention Specialist at one of the Sheriff’s Stations and schedule an appointment.
Register annually
The system is designed that once you register via a valid email address, you will receive annual renewal notification on the date of birth of the individual in the system. This will be a reminder to check your entry, update it with any critical information or changes that have occurred over the last year and also submit an updated photograph of the individual.
For more information go to the San Diego County Sheriff's website: