Database launched to help lost, disabled adults

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon sheriff’s office has announced the launch of a database of people who suffer from a disability and are at risk of wandering away from home.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office’s “Help Me Home” database takes the photos, personal identifiers and emergency contact information of voluntarily enrolled adults and children.

Any police officer or sheriff’s deputy in the county will have access to the database from squad car mobile computers.

Registrants need to complete an enrollment form, sign an agreement, and pay a $20 fee that covers two years.

The sheriff’s office says all information is kept confidential and is only available to law enforcement.

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