The Charter Township of Clinton Police Department is committed to the values of integrity and fairness in our interactions with our citizens and department members.
We are dedicated to protecting and serving our community and enhancing the quality of life. We will enforce the laws of the land while remaining ever mindful of the rights of others.
Special Needs Registry
To register for the Special Needs Registry, complete the Special Needs Registry Form and submit it online.
Parents and caregivers may enroll any person of any age with any medical condition or disability, including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimer’s or Dementia, Bipolar Disorder, and Down syndrome. Adults with special needs may also enroll themselves. All forms must include an electronic signature of the person completing the registry form.
Special Needs Registry FAQs
- Who is eligible?
The registry is developed with the intent to serve all members (adult or juvenile) living in Clinton Township who have a “special need” and volunteer to register with the Clinton Township Police Department.
- As soon as I register, will the information be immediately available to responding police officers?
No. The content from the registration form must be entered into our internal Clinton Township Police Department database, and then forwarded to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center. The process may take up to two (2) weeks to finalize.
- Who has access to my family member’s profile?
Clinton Township Police personnel who require this information in the performance of their official duties will have access to the information. This information may be shared with the Clinton Township Fire Department and other emergency response agencies during an emergency situation, or if the registered person is missing within another jurisdiction. There are strict regulations with respect to accessing and disseminating this information.
- Can I update my profile if there are changes? How do I do that?
Information can be updated anytime it might bring a significant impact on our policing response. Some examples would include a change in address or change in emergency contact information. Re-submitting a new Special Needs Registry form with the changed information will update the profile.
- How will this registry help if my family member is missing?
If the registered individual is reported missing by the parent/guardian, responding Clinton Township police officers have easy access to their information through the Special Needs Registry. Knowing an individual’s special needs (including triggers, stimulants, and de-escalation techniques) greatly assists our officers in locating your loved one, and safely handling an encounter.
If the individual is not reported missing, but otherwise is contacted by our police officers, a computer query of our Special Needs Registry may allow to quickly identify and reunite your loved one.