What is Take Me Home?
Take Me home is a database 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. If a person in the Take Me Home system is encountered by a law enforcement officer, the officer can query the Take Me Home system, searching by name or by the person's physical description. Once the individual's Take Me Home record has been located, the officer has the information at hand to appropriately assist the person.
How does it work?
This information is placed in a database that can be accessed in patrol vehicles or back at the law enforcement center. If officers find someone who can't communicate where he or 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 is immediately available.
Commitment from Law Enforcement
There is no charge for the program and there is no enrollment fee. Take Me Home is voluntary for citizens who participate, and all information is kept confidential. However, there is a responsibility and commitment to keep the system updated and current. By submitting updated information it keeps law enforcement informed if they encounter your loved one or if your loved one goes missing.
How to Enroll
We have provided a number of ways you can enroll in the Take Me Home program. You can enroll online by clicking the "Take Me Home Online Enrollment Form" link, downloading a Take Me Home enrollment form from the "Download Take Me Home Enrollment Form" link and fill out at your convenience, or you may stop by the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office and enroll.