Register a Vulnerable Person
This free registry is open to caregivers of, and individuals themselves who may be considered vulnerable in public situations. The Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) is a community based initiative in partnership with the South Simcoe Police, CHATS and other local community partners. The registry promotes sharing of information between vulnerable persons, the people who support them and the police. This information will assist officers when responding to an emergency involving the vulnerable individual. The registry provides quick access to critical information about a registered person, such as who to call in an emergency, a detailed physical description, and any particular sensitives that the person my experience. Registration is completely voluntary. The database is to help alleviate safety concerns for those that are vulnerable in our community.
Project Lifesaver Simcoe
On March 7, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service partnered with Project Lifesaver Simcoe, Senior Helpers, and Georgian Bay Volunteer Search and Rescue to enhance the Service’s ability to locate missing vulnerable persons who have wandered.
The officers are now trained to utilize a tracking tool that uses as FM frequency to track a monitoring device, worn as a bracelet. The bracelet, worn by a vulnerable person, transmits a signal back to the receivers carried by the officers. Officers can transport the receivers in their cruiser, carry while on foot and or attach it to a drone.
The equipment is used in a number of communities throughout Ontario and has been successful in some cases in reducing search times from hours to minutes.
Vulnerable persons who wear the bracelet must be registered on the Vulnerable Persons Registry. For more information in how to obtain a bracelet, please contact Project Lifesaver Simcoe directly at 249-888-0249 or by email for general inquires at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Register, or for additional information, please click on the below link.
If you need assistance or information on the Registry, please contact our Community Partner, CHATS at 1-888-812-4287.