F.I.N.D.S. PROGRAM (Family Information Network Data System)
The F.I.N.D.S. program allows residents to voluntarily register any family member that might walk away from their residence and not find their way back home, or make the Police Department aware of a family member’s special needs that would be helpful in the event that Police come into contact with their family member.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAM?
The purpose of the F.I.N.D.S. program is to give Northampton Police a secure database to quickly ascertain important information about individuals with special needs, so that we can speed up the process of getting them help as soon and as effectively as possible.
WHAT SPECIAL NEEDS MAKES A PERSON ELIGIBLE?
- Any older adult who may walk away from their home and not find their way back.
- Any child or adult with cognitive disabilities.
- Any child or adult with intellectual disabilities.
- Any child or adult with any other physical or mental impairment.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- Residents of Northampton Township
- Temporary residents of Northampton Township
- Students attending a school in Northampton Township
- Someone who is employed in Northampton Township
WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION IS KEPT ON FILE?
In short, only the information that you believe is necessary for the Police to have. You control what we have on file. Some information may include:
- Name, Age, Home Address.
- Emergency contact information
- A recent photograph of the family member (to help us identify the family member more accurately).
- Medication needs.
- If they have special medical equipment such as a pacemaker.
- If they have medical concerns such as being a diabetic.
- Problems with communication (Advising us about the best way to communicate with the family member).
- Letting us know if they are fearful of Uniformed Officers.
HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMAITON ABOUT ENROLLING A FAMILY MEMBER?
The F.I.N.D.S registration form is not available online. Anyone looking for more information on the F.I.N.D.S. program should contact the Northampton Township Police Quality of Life Unit at (215) 322-6111 during regular business hours.