Ocean County Prosecutor Launches Special Needs Registry


Eric Englund
March 09, 2022
By Eric Englund

This month, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office proven a exclusive demands registry for citizens with particular wants who reside, attend college or are employed in Ocean County.
“The intention of the registry is to ensure all Ocean County inhabitants who may well be in want of particular help are in a position to get the help and support they have to have in a time of crisis or in the course of interaction with law enforcement, fire or EMS personnel,” explained Prosecutor Bradley W. Billhimer.
By way of the site OCSNRNJ.com, residents will be able to sign up by themselves or any household associates living in their household who may possibly have a bodily or mental impairment that considerably boundaries a person or much more key existence things to do due to a physical and/or intellectual disability. The registry will deliver very first responders with crucial data with regards to a registrant’s particular desires, emergency make contact with information, actual physical description and present-day photograph. Details presented by means of registration is confidential and will be shared only with law enforcement and initial responders throughout an unexpected emergency or for the objective of setting up an crisis response.
Each registrant will be supplied with two window decals that can be placed on the front entrance of the registrant’s residence as well as on the window of any motor vehicle in which they consistently vacation. The existence of the OCSNR decal signifies to initially responders that an individual in the home or motor vehicle has some diploma of distinctive have to have and that they really should respond accordingly. The use of the decals is voluntary.
The registry is a collaborative energy involving the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office and the Ocean County Police Chiefs Association. Billhimer also thanked the county board of commissioners and the  county Place of work of Details and Know-how for their collective guidance and support for this initiative.
“This collaborative exertion is built to support our law enforcement officers and to start with responders with significant knowledge about impending interaction with citizens of the communities they serve. The far more our officers and 1st responders know on their way to a simply call or on a motor motor vehicle stop, the better the chance is of a much more positive interaction – for the officer and for the citizen,” Billhimer explained.  —E.E.

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