contact person program
The Farmington Police Department is expanding the previous Wandering Database Program to correspond with the 2019 State of Maine creation of the Contact Person Program. This program, which is now named Contact Person Program, is designed to register individuals in a state level database with a primary contact person to have law enforcement reach out to assist the individual registered. It is a resource for individuals who have disabilities that may create a difficult time in communicating in an encounter with law enforcement. Examples of persons who may benefit from being registered are those who have certain disabilities that may contribute to an inability to effectively communicate due to neurocognitive disorders, such as dementia, a mental illness, an intellectual disability, or Autism.
The Farmington Police Department will continue to put this information into our local database as well as the state database to better serve the members of our community. Annually, we will reach out to you and ensure that the information you gave us previously is still accurate and that you still wish to be a part of the program. If at any point in time you wish to withdraw from the program, please call the police department and you can sign a withdrawal form.
- Alzheimer’s Association website: Information to understand what Alzheimer’s is and resources for care givers. Call 1-800-272-3900 or visithttps://www.alz.org/
- Autism Society of Maine: A non-profit organization that aids in the education, advocacy, support, and public awareness of those individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Call 1-800-273-5200 or go online to https://www.asmonline.org/
If you have any questions, please give our office a call and we would be happy to assist you with the process.