To All Residents,

With the goal of better serving our residents while responding to calls involving individuals with special needs, the Manchester Township Police Department has established a voluntary Special Needs Information database. Our officers are trained to recognize how certain circumstances may be distressing to an individual with special needs. By knowing who in our community requires a special response and having that information readily available in our computer aided dispatch system, our officers will respond appropriately with their needs in mind.

The purpose of this Special Needs Information form is to collect emergency contact information (home address, telephone numbers), as well as specific characteristics with regard to individuals with special needs (i.e., non-verbal, sensory, medical, likes and dislikes). Additionally, a photograph of the individual, if provided, will be attached to their file so that our officers can easily identify them.

The form will remain on file with the Manchester Township Police Department and the information provided will be kept confidential. Please note that the completion of this form is entirely voluntary. If you choose to provide the information requested, you are not obligated to disclose medical information.

You may either return the completed form and photograph to our agency at 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester, NJ 08759, e-mail the form with photograph to specialneeds@manchestertwp.com. We ask that you include your email address on the form so that we can contact you in the future for updated information and a photograph.

We appreciate the opportunity to better serve our community through this new initiative.

Sincerely,
Lisa D. Parker
Chief of Police

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