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Goffstown, Dunbarton and Bow Police Departments come together for Medical / Mental Health Registration Event set for 17 July 2017

MEDICAL/MENTAL HEALTH REGISTRATION EVENT


Monday, July 17th


5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Bow High School Library, 55 Falcon Way, Bow, NH 03304


The Bow and Dunbarton Police Departments, in conjunction with the Goffstown Police Department’s Communication Center, is pleased to announce a Medical/Mental Health Registration Event to be held on 

Monday, July 17th from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the Bow High School Library located at 55 Falcon Way, Bow, NH 03304.


The Medical/Mental Health Registration program allows any citizen to provide information regarding themselves, a family member or friend so police can be better prepared to effectively assist an individual that may be suffering from a mental health emergency or medical condition. This program is intended to aid Emergency Dispatchers and Police Officers in their response to calls for assistance involving individuals with mental health or medical impairments in order to provide the best possible level of service.  The registration may also include key lock box information in the event there is an emergency at your home and first responders need to make entry into your home.


The information you provide is kept on file and will remain confidential. It will be accessed only by emergency personnel who are engaged in a crisis situation. Additionally, if a juvenile is reported missing by a parent or guardian and the parent or guardian has completed registration paperwork, law enforcement officers will be aware of de-escalation techniques, triggers, stimulants, physical descriptors and the most-likely places where the juvenile may go. This will allow us to locate the juvenile faster and more efficiently. The more we know, the better we can serve!


Mental health professionals and representatives from various community outreach programs will be in attendance. Any questions about this event may be directed to Dunbarton Police Sergeant Christopher Remillard at chrisremillard@gsinet.net, Bow Police Sergeant Arthur Merrigan at amerrigan@bownh.gov or Goffstown Police Communications Specialist Heidi Roberge at hroberge@goffstownnh.gov.