County Launches Special Needs Registry

The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s office recently announced the public launch of a countywide special needs registry. It works in collaboration with the police departments of Bridgeton, Millville, and Vineland, along with the Sheriff’s Department and NJ State Police.

The Cumberland County special needs registry is a no-cost, voluntary service open to all persons with special needs who live, work or go to school in Cumberland County.

The special needs registry was created to help police officers and other first-responders assist residents who would need extra assistance in the event of an emergency. The responders will have vital information about a registrant’s specific physical or mental impairment and emergency contact information, physical description, current photograph, and any known calming method.

An individual may register themselves, or a caretaker, or family member, may register them. Readers may call 856-453-0486 for details.

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