Montgomery Police: Safety of our Special Needs Community, April 30th

Posted on April 30, 2019

If you have a child or family member who has Autism, Dementia, Mental Health concerns or any Special Needs, please come out to the Otto Kaufman Community Center on Tuesday Night, April 30th from 7-9pm. Police Director Tom Wain and Lt. Tom Frascella will be talking about their officers training, which ensures safe and positive interactions with the Special Needs community. There will be time to meet, greet and get to know the officers. FLIER BELOW


Serving and Protecting: How Montgomery Police are trained to ensure the safety of our Special Needs Community           

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
7:00-9:00 pm

Senior Center in Otto Kaufman Community Center
356 Skillman Road, Skillman, NJ


In an emergency, do you wonder if first responders would know how to interact with your child with special needs? Do you worry that your loved one with a mental illness might not react in a safe way if emergency personnel entered your home? Do you fear that your elderly parent with dementia or physical limitations would be helpless or afraid if an emergency occurred and police were knocking at the door? Join us as we learn how our Police Department addresses these topics.

On Tuesday, April 30th, Chief Tom Wain and Lt. Tom Frascella will speak about POAC training for Montgomery Police Officers and First Responders that supports safe approaches and protocols when interacting with special needs individuals in emergencies. They will also discuss Project Lifesaver and Smart911, which enables families to provide emergency services with details regarding their loved ones should an emergency arise. There will be time for a question/answer period and time to mingle and speak with the officers afterward. Refreshments will be provided.

The Montgomery Police Department is dedicated to serving our community with empathy and strength. They are here to help – not to judge. Most officers have people with Autism, Dementia, Mental Illness and other special needs in their own families and social circles. Come and see what help and protections are available in Montgomery and surrounding areas.

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April 30th Event Flyer

Source: Montgomery Police, in cooperation with Montgomery Mosaic