Project Safeguard

Bridging the gap between law enforcement and individuals with disabilities, one step at a time.

What is Project Safeguard?

Project Safeguard is a project in partnership with the community and Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement. This online program promotes communication and gives police quick access to important information about a person with a disability such as Autism, Dementia, etc. This would include any disabilty where the individual displays a tendency to wander or shows other similar tendencies.

This program provides information that is critical for law enforcement prior to an officer's arrival at a scene and/or prior to contacting an individual such as their name, birthday, physical description, emergency contact information, known triggers and behaviors etc.

What happens when a person joins Project Safeguard?

Once the person joins the program, the information will be verified with the parent or guardian. The information will then be placed into a database in the UPD's Record Management and Dispatch Systems . If you do not reside within the Unified Police Department jurisdiction, contact your local police department to inquire if they participate in Project Safeguard or a similar program.

When possible, an officer trained in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) will be sent to the scene.

Register Annually

This form should be filled out yearly to ensure accurate information is available for first responders. You will receive a notification at the end of each year to submit new information. If the information is not updated, the file will be removed from the system.

How to Register

To register, an adult family member or guardian of the individual should complete the following form.

Contact Information

Autism Roster Contact: Danie Bills