In a press release on Wednesday, January 8, the Macomb Police Department announced that it will be participating in the Secretary of State’s new emergency contact database initiative. It is said that this will help police and other emergency workers locate contacts should a person be in a situation where help is needed.
In the release, posted to the MPD Facebook page, the MPD says this is meant for people to voluntarily enter information into the database to be recorded as an emergency contact. It is primarily intended for, but not restricted to, guardians and caretakers, and people can enter information such as disabilities, special needs, or medicinal needs.
This will be a big task for the Crisis Intervention Team in the MPD, and they would like the public to know that their officers have been well trained and are well-equipped to handle a variety of stressful situations. They would also like to inform the public that the registration process is relatively quick and easy, and the information can be found here: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/ECD/home.html?fbclid=IwAR3YyidsfJMXoZA-ee5fkXZ0qccaovn8uYMQQILhfFoFdqOiQjTXJMv-BbY.