Just hours after the information was sent out to residents via
news alert last month, the West U Cares program had its first
signup. Enrollment in the West U Cares program can be done
in person at the West U Police Department, 3800 University
Blvd., or — unlike the Bellaire program — by going online to a
webpage, which is how the first registration was accomplished.
In addition to providing physical description and important
information about their condition, registrants are asked
either to provide a photograph or have one taken by the police
department, with an appointment.
The photograph must be current and clearly show the
registrant, preferably by him/herself and will have to be
updated annually for those under 18.
In addition to their information being placed into a database
accessible by first responders in the field, they will be also given
an emergency information card to carry.
Registration will allow first responders to help identify those in
the database if they are reported missing or found wandering,
and to provide that information to other jurisdictions so that
the resident can be returned home.
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With Bellaire’s program in place, Selig brought the concept to
West U, where WUPD Sgt. Jessica Ly jumped into action. “It
made sense,” she said.
“It’s heartwarming that West U PD followed suit and did so
quickly,” said Selig. “Their swift action is in line with the way
they are known to serve their residents.”
How to enroll
In Bellaire, for additional information and the enrollment form,
go to https://www.bellairetx.gov/1607/Home-Safe-Bellaire.
Community Resource Officer Edwards manages the program
and should be contacted directly at jedwards@bellairepolice.
com or 713-662-8103.
In West University, go online to https://www.westutx.gov/767/
West-U-Cares-Program for information and forms.
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