The Barrie Police Service has launched their Vulnerable Persons on-line registry. The Vulnerable Person Registry (VPR) is a service in Barrie that allows caregivers of vulnerable persons to submit vital information to a database that will be used by police and other emergency services during a crisis situation.
A Vulnerable Person is defined as a person who due to a medical, mental health or physical condition may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a danger to that person. This may include:
- A tendency to wander
- The inability to communicate
- Fascinations or attractions (water, construction sites etc.)
- Social responses (fear of strangers, aggression)
Examples of Vulnerable Persons may include Persons with:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- an Acquired Brain Injury
- a Mental Health condition that causes a person to exhibit the behaviours above
Click here for more information regarding Vulnerable Persons Registry.