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Vulnerable Person Registry

The Vulnerable Person Registry is a voluntary service offered throughout the Halton Region that allows a family member and/or caregivers of vulnerable persons to submit critical information to Halton Regional Police Service that may be used during an emergency situation.

This voluntary Vulnerable Person Registry will provide the Halton Regional Police Service with emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions, known routines and the special needs of this individual. This information will assist officers in communicating with, attending a residence of or dealing with an emergency involving this individual.

Definition of Vulnerable Person

A Vulnerable Person is defined as a person who due to a medical, mental health or physical condition, may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a danger to themselves or to others. This could include; an inclination to wander, the inability to communicate, fascinations or attractions (water, construction sites, etc.) and social responses (fear of strangers, aggression).

Examples of Vulnerable Persons may include persons with; Alzheimer’s disease, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury or a mental condition that causes a person to exhibit the above behaviours.

Additional Resources

The registry was developed by Halton Regional Police with information provided by other police services with similar registries.

Vulnerable Person Registry: Frequently Asked Questions

1) How will this registry help my child/dependent?

2) What information is required?

3) How is this information used?

4) How do I register a loved one?

5) If I don’t live in the Halton Region can I still use the registry?

6) How soon will the information be available to police?

7) Will I need to quote the registration number if I call the police?

8) Who can access the registry?

9) Will I be notified when the annual renewal is required?