The Autism Awareness Program is an initiative of the Peabody Police Department to allow members of our community to voluntarily identify those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who live, work, or go to school in our community. The purpose is to promote communication and give Peabody Police quick access to critical information about a person registered with the Autism Awareness Program in a police emergency. The program will capture information about those with ASD such as, a full description with photo, emergency contact information, likes/dislikes, communication techniques, and other information tailored to each individual to assist in interactions with law enforcement. The information voluntarily provided to PPD will be used by dispatchers and officers in our response to calls for assistance that may involve those in our community diagnosed with ASD. This may include a missing person, a medical emergency, a crisis situation, or other interactions with our agency.
How It Works
The voluntary registration can be completed by following the steps below, which includes filling out a form and including a current photograph of the person and submitting the requested documents.
Once received a member of Peabody Police will contact the first Emergency Contact to verify receipt of the registration. If we are unable to confirm with the first emergency contact the information will not be entered. Upon verification the information will be kept on file with Peabody Police. The information will then be provided to police personnel as needed in the performance of their duties. We encourage those registered to update us periodically as important information changes such as an address change, or a change in emergency contact information. We also ask if you can submit a new photo as the person registered ages.
How to Register
Click on the link below to fill out our online form. Note that there are certain mandatory fields that must be completed for all involved to successfully benefit from this program. Please confirm that the information is accurate before submitting. * You MUST remember to include a current photograph of the person when submitting the requested documents.