Hutto Home Safe
“Hutto Home Safe” is a database used by police officers to identify individuals who may need special assistance if they are alone or in times of emergency. This assistance is needed when a person is confused, unable to speak, or unable to properly identify themselves. The system includes a digital photograph, demographic information, and contact information of a caregiver. A police officer can search the system by name or the person’s physical description. Once the person’s “Hutto Home Safe” record has been located, the police officer has the information necessary to properly assist the individual. All information in the database remains confidential.
Please Note: Information must be updated annually.
1. Obtain an application from the Hutto Police Department. (Application) (Brochure)
2. Complete the form and return it to the Police Department with a recent photograph of the person who is to be enrolled.
3. If no recent photograph is available, one can be taken at the Police Department and submitted with the application.
4. The information and the photograph will be entered into the “Hutto Home Safe” database
The program assists individuals who may have trouble communicating as a result of:
- Down Syndrome
- Developmental or Cognitive Disabilities
- Alzheimer’s Disease or other Dementias
- The Police Department makes the commitment to use the program and gather and maintain individual enrollment records.
- The information is entered into a computer database
- The information can be accessed at the police station
- If the officers find someone who can not communicate, they can search the database by physical description
- The system also works in reverse. If a person is reported missing, their picture and a description is immediately available to officers
For more information about this and other programs, please contact Officer Suzanne Glass at (512) 759-5984.