Team Effort Program
Dear Valued Community Member,
In May, 2015, the Bellefontaine Police Department launched the Team Effort Program. This program is designed with you and your loved one’s best interest in mind. We understand how stressful it can be when you have a loved one that may suffer from a condition that requires additional supervision because they may tend to wander off, or perhaps get lost easily. This program is a method in which you can provide your local police department with details about your family member to help us more quickly identify them in the event they cannot be found.
Attached (click here) are some simple questions we ask that you take time to answer. Please take your time and print legibly. When you return these answers to my staff, we will update our department records and “flag” your family member’s address in our computer system. This will allow us to know instantly that a resident there may have a condition that could cause them to lose track of their location. Your submitted information may also help us get them medical attention more quickly when they are found. This must be a true, team effort to make it a success!
We know that when a family member suffers from a condition that can lead them to be lost easily, it drastically increases stress on everyone else. We want to help be a part of the solution for you and your family member. By providing these important facts, your local police will have a much more quick response to assist you in your urgent time of need. This is a proactive approach to identifying your family member for the entire police department, instead of reacting to them being missing without any information at our fingertips.
We thank you for taking time to submit your loved one’s pertinent information with the Bellefontaine Police Department. We promise to protect the information and only use it when an emergency situation arises. If the time comes where we must react to an emergency to find your loved one, we hope we can do so with the most up-to-date information that you have provided.
Chief Brandon K. Standley