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Wandering/Vulnerable Person Registry


The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is offering a Wandering and/or Vulnerable Person Registry for families and caregivers of people living in the jurisdiction of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.

The registry is for wandering and/or vulnerable people who are living with,

  • Autism,
  • Alzheimer's Disease or other forms of dementia,
  • An acquired brain injury,
  • An intellectual disability, and/or
  • Any other vulnerability.

who may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a risk to themselves or others.

This may include,

  • A tendency to wander,
  • The inability to communicate,
  • Fascination or attraction to water, construction sites, etc., and
  • Social responses such as fear of strangers and aggression.

By registering a wandering and/or vulnerable person, you will grant the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service the ability to quickly access critical information about the person's description, routines, communication, medical needs, favourite places, additional needs, and emergency contact information. The information provided will only be used by first responders to assist you and/or your loved one in a crisis.

What information is required?

During registration, you will be asked to provide information such as,

  • Name of wandering and/or vulnerable person.
  • Date of birth, address and phone number.
  • Physical descriptors, including marks, scars and/or tattoos.
  • Emergency contact information.
  • Methods of approach/de-escalation techniques.
  • Objects or attractions that interest the wandering vulnerable person.
  • A photograph of the face of the wandering vulnerable person, JPEG format only.
  • Medical concerns.

Questions about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information may be directed to the Sergeant of the Central Support Bureau by calling 705-949-6300 ext. 114