The Fox Point Police Department recognizes that some residents and visitors may have special needs that impact their ability to interact with first responders. In an effort to alert responders to these needs, we've developed a Special Needs Registry.
The Special Needs Registry is designed to assist first responders during encounters with members of the community who have disabilities such as, but not limited to; Alzheimer's, Autism, Schizophrenia, Dementia, or any other mental/developmental disorders. The goal of this program is to give emergency personnel quick access to critical information about a registered individual with special needs in an emergency situation.
If you'd like your loved one to be added to the Special Needs Registry, please complete the Special Needs Registry Form and submit it, along with a current photograph, to the police department. The department will contact you periodically because the information provided should be updated annually.
The PDF form may be submitted electronically by email or may be printed and returned in person. Questions regarding the Special Needs Registry and submission of forms can be directed to Officer Jennifer Wiesmueller.
NOTE: By submitting this information, you are consenting to provide this health and medical condition information, which may be shared with the Health Department, Police, Fire and other emergency workers to assist them in responding to an emergency situation. This information is not shared with the general public.
Residents who may be uncomfortable providing information to our local database or have a need to identify crisis resolution tools when away from home may consider obtaining a Mental Health Crisis Card. The Wisconsin Office of Children's Health is providing a wallet card that provides information to responders that outlines methods to assist the card carrier in the event of a crisis.
The Mental Health Crisis Card tells people who are with a youth, or adult, experiencing a mental health crisis what to do immediately, in the first five minutes, to de-escalate the situation. The card is completed by the person carrying it and includes calming strategies and what works and what hurts in crisis situations.
The Mental Health Crisis Card is available through this link from the Office of Children's Mental Health.