THE GUARDIAN PROGRAM
The Guardian Program was implemented by the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office in order to assist officers during encounters with members of the community having special needs including persons who are non-verbal or affected by: Autism, Alzheimer's, Dementia, or some other mental/intellectual disability. When seconds count in an emergency situation, the Guardian Program registry allows first responders to have access to critical information designed to help safely reunite families of registered participants.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Participation in the Guardian Program is completely voluntary and free. A Guardian application must be submitted to the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office annually.
- Participant or guardian is a resident of Rockwall County
- Participant attends school within the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction
- Participant may be unable to communicate basic personal information due to a diagnosed medical disorder.
- Participant is prone to wander away or runaway from guardians, residence or school due to a diagnosed medical disorder.
- Guardians voluntarily submit a completed application and photo with all required medical information.
Juvenile and health information will not be released to the public and is utilized solely for the purpose of providing better service for the registrant and the families involved during times of crisis.
Each year you will be required to update your registration. A recent photo should be provided annually to help identify your child or dependent adult. In addition, the registry should be updated due to a change in address, phone number, emergency contact or the purchase of a new vehicle, to name a few.