MPD: TAKE ME HOME
Providing special assistance in times of need
This program is designed to help individuals who may need special assistance if alone or in an emergency. Filling out an application will help officers more easily find and identify individuals should they become lost or disorientated or act in a manner that could be misinterpreted by first responders.
This is a free service offered by the McKinney Police Department for any McKinney resident who has difficulty communicating. It is intended to serve individuals with
- Down Syndrome.
- Other developmental or cognitive disabilities.
- Senior citizens who may suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s.
How Does Take Me Home Work?
- Information related to the program is housed and maintained in a secure database accessible only to public safety personnel.
- When a police officer encounters a possible participant in the Take Me Home program, the officer can access the database and search by name or physical description. The search results will display the enrollment information and the officer can help the person return home.
- The system can also work in reverse. In the event a participant is missing, the picture and description are immediately available and can be provided to police personnel. In this case, the McKinney Police Department encourages loved ones to call 911 as soon as possible to report the missing person. Be sure to inform the communications personnel that the individual is registered in the Take Me Home database.
For more information about the Take Me Home Program, please contact the Professional Services Unit at 972-547-2716 or by email.