Special Needs Form
The police department has a form that assists us in providing the best service we can to those with special needs. This information is gathered by completing a "Special Needs Form" so that officers know the likes and dislikes, the triggers or sensory issues, as well as de-escalation techniques that could be used when coming into contact with those citizens who have special needs. To those who have loved ones that could benefit from this type of service we ask you to click on the below link and fill out the form.
Special Needs Alert Form (PDF)
This is completely voluntary, and you can choose which parts of the form you would like to complete. The information on this form is kept confidentially in-house being entered into the Waukesha Police Department database, including photo. When a police officer has contact with the person listed on the form, our Emergency Communications Center can provide first responders with the information needed to successfully interact and communicate with your loved one, as well as your contact information. You are the best source of information when it comes to your child or loved one.
Police Officers come in contact with persons with special needs all the time, and people with autism are 7 times more likely to have contact with law enforcement. Our officers receive ongoing training on how to interact with people who have special needs in order to to increase the likelihood of a positive outcome.
Thank you in advance for your interest in this program. If you have any questions please contact, 262-524-3770, at the City of Waukesha Police Department.