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SBPD launches ID card program for at-risk adults

Posted at 11:28 AM, Feb 27, 2020

The Santa Barbara Police Department is launching an Adult At-Risk ID Card program for residents suffering from memory loss or other cognitive limitations such as Alzheimer's, dementia, or traumatic brain injury.

The goal is to help reunite them with caregivers or family members in the event they get lost or separated from their home.

Participants in the program will be photographed and register their critical information with the police department. The department will then maintain a database of at-risk residents in the city.

Police say some personal information will remain private but some information may also be released to the public in order to assist in a search of the individual if that person is reported missing.

A registration event will be held at the Police Activities League (PAL) building on Wednesday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. PAL is located at 1235 Chapala Ave. in Santa Barbara.

Anyone unable to attend the registration event can set up an individual appointment by contacting SBPD volunteer Dale Kunkel at dkunkel@sbpd.com.

Questions about the program may be directed to Sgt. Kasi Corbett at (805) 897-2332.