Wednesday, January 18
The Boston Police Department (BPD) will share resources and answer questions from families of people with special needs, as part of an ongoing series of forums aimed at promoting trust between local police officers and the disability community.
The Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester, welcomes parents and caregivers to take part in the conversation and share their concerns and questions for the Boston Police Department. Your personal stories and child’s specific needs can help local officers better understand their role to support the disabilities community.
BPD officers will discuss resources like the North Star Personal Alert Program which is open to parents, caregivers, and family members of people who are at risk of wandering. The program helps those who may have a hard time communicating with first responders or do not understand the potential danger they are in. It provides a database of information for professionals to learn more about the necessary steps and procedures to help those with special needs. Officers will also share additional resources during the open forum.