One of the Sheriff’s vehicles will display new decals in support of our community impacted by Autism and Alzheimer’s. These decals hope to bring about more community awareness of the Sheriff’s Take Me Home Program launched in 2011.
The car will be on display at 6 p.m. on April 1 in the 800 block of Mulberry Street in Gardner.  Deputies will be talking about the Take Me Home Program at the neighborhood block party.
The Take Me Home program is designed for those individuals who have trouble communicating due to developmental or cognitive disabilities such as Autism, Down syndrome, Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
The program is a database maintained by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Communications Division and is only accessible to law enforcement personnel.  The system includes a description of the person’s disability, picture, physical description and emergency contact information provided by their legal guardian.
This free program is open to Johnson County residents. Persons wishing to fill out the registration may do so at by downloading the registration form and mailing it along with a recent, close up photo of the individual being registered.