This York County Police Department Just Added a Special Needs Registry

A number of requests from York County residents have led the West Manchester Township Police Service to set up a special needs registration service.

This registry, available on the York County website under the “County Human Services” tab, is a service that can help law enforcement officers obtain information about residents with special needs during emergencies or disasters. other police-related interactions, according to a department news release.

The service is voluntary. To register or register a family member with an intellectual or physical disability, visit

People who register on the form will need to include information regarding race, gender, height and weight.

The form also has a section where individuals can upload a photo along with information about school or work, triggers, soothing methods, or if there is a service animal paired with the individual.

The West Manchester Township Police Service is also encouraging York County residents to consider completing the York County Special Needs Register, which can be found by visiting

“The Special Needs Register also helps residents by ensuring that members of the police service have access to this information on every person with special needs,” according to West Manchester Police. “Thus decreasing confusion during an emergency situation.”

— Contact Tina Locurto at [email protected] or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.

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