Take Me Home Program
The Take Me Home program assists individuals who may have trouble communicating (such as Autism, Down Syndrome, developmental or cognitive disabilities). The Take Me Home program is also intended to assist senior citizens who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's. The Take Me Home program allows for the rapid identification and safe return of citizens who are unable to adequately communicate vital information about themselves to public safety officers. Those who are registered in this program are placed in a secure database that police officers can access.
The Take Me Home program's database is maintained by the Bradner Police Department and is only accessible to public safety personnel. The system includes a picture of the registered subject as well as their physical description, nature of their disability and contact information. If a person in the Take Me Home program is encountered alone, by a police officer, the officer can access the Take Me Home file by name or description to locate their enrollment record. With this information on hand, the officer can appropriately assist the person.
If you are a parent or guardian, you can enroll your loved one in the Take Me Home program by filling out a registration form and having their photograph taken at the Bradner Town Hall (130 North Main Street, Bradner, Ohio) Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm. If you are unable to visit Town Hall, you may call (419) 288-2890, and make an appointment for a police officer to visit your house and fill out the required form. A follow up conversation by a Bradner Police Officer may be necessary. You can also now fill out the Take Me Home program registration form online by clicking here.
If your loved one is found alone by a public safety officer and needs help, police will search the Take Me Home records. With a match, caregivers will be contacted immediately to let them know their loved one has been found.