Home Safe Program
The HomeSafe Program is designed to aid emergency care providers in identifying where a displaced, memory impaired person may belong if they wander away from their private home or care center.
Identification is made possible by a specially designed bracelet provided at no cost to the individual by the Canby Police Department.
Each I.D. bracelet carries the Canby Police Department shield, a serialized number and the message, "If located, please call CPD at (503) 266-1104." The identification system can be used by:
- Officers locating a person in the program can contact the Canby Police Department's Records Division who can access their files and provide the officer with information on the person's caregiver or family.
- Citizens locating a displaced person may call the number on the bracelet, which will connect them with the Canby Police Department's Records Division.
- Caregivers for the individual assigned a bracelet. Caregivers should be given the non-emergency dispatch number in the event the individual leaves the facility.
How to Enroll
Complete the application and mail or drop off to the Canby Police Department along with a photo or photo identification of the individual. The Department will mail or drop off the ID Bracelet.
How a Memory-Impaired Person is Located
To report a lost memory-impaired person, call the non-emergency dispatch phone number at 503-655-8211 and provide the HomeSafe ID number of the lost person to Dispatch or the officer. Police will be able to obtain the lost person’s confidential information and if needed, a photograph and pertinent information can be distributed to the public.
How a Memory-Impaired Person is Identified
When a memory-impaired person is found wandering around, he/she can easily be identified through the I.D. bracelet. The HomeSafe bracelet asks that the Canby Police Department be notified. The number on the bracelet will identify the person, where they belong and who to contact.
For more information on HomeSafe, contact the Canby Police Department (503) 266-1104; Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.