In an attempt to “enhance the safety of vulnerable individuals living in the community,” Kingston Police are now offering an online vulnerable persons registry.
The registry is completely voluntary and open to anyone living within the jurisdiction served by Kingston Police. The registry aims to provide information to assist officers in communicating with, attending the residence of, or dealing with an emergency involving a vulnerable person.
The registry will provide emergency contact information, a detailed physical description, known routines, and any special needs of the individual, allowing police to understand best practices in dealing with the person should they need to.
Parents, children, guardians, administrators, and substitute decision makers will be required to fill out their own information first before registering an individual. Those caregivers can also update information, or cancel a registration using the registry. Police ask that users include a photo of the vulnerable individual (alone) as a .jpg attachment to the registration.
The registry can be accessed under the ‘Services and Resources’ section of the Kingston Police website at https://www.kingstonpolice.ca/services-resources/online-vulnerable-person/.