Take Me Home Program

What is Take Me Home?

Take Me Home is a database originally developed by the Pensacola Police Department for people who may need special assistance if they are alone or in times of emergency. This kind of assistance may be required if the person is unable to speak or properly identify themselves, or if they become disoriented or act in a manner that could be misinterpreted by first responders. The system includes a current digital picture, demographic information and caregiver contacts. With enrollment in the Take Me Home Program, first responders have the information at hand to appropriately assist the person.

How does it work?

Our Sterling Police Departments has made the commitment to use the program and gather and maintain the individual enrollment records.  Families or individuals contact the police department for an appointment to submit a recent digital photo, description of height, weight and other demographic information as well as emergency contact information.

This information is placed in a database that can be accessed in a police cruiser or back at the station. If officers find someone who can’t communicate where he/she lives, they can search the database by description and return the person to their loved ones. The system also works in reverse — if a loved one goes missing, their picture and description are immediately available.

Take Me Home is voluntary for citizens who participate, and all information is kept confidential.

Read and Print the Sterling Take Me Home Brochure here