St. Peters Family Locator Service
The St. Peters Family Locator Service is a program that would provide important information about person(s) who live in the St. Peters area who are suffering from the following:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Huntington Disease
- Geriatric Dementia
Officers, on occasion, come into contact with persons who suffer from one of the conditions above, and at times it can take several hours to identify the person and to contact the appropriate relative or caregiver. This time delay can be extremely stressful for a person who is confused and suffering from these diseases, as well as the caregiver looking for their loved ones. To address this issue, the City of St. Peters created a database that can be accessed by St. Peters police officers with the sole purpose to identify a person and then contact the appropriate loved one or caregiver. The database would have the picture and emergency contact information immediately available to the officer who comes into contact with a citizen suffering from dementia, thereby making identification immediate. The immediate identification would mean a quick delivery back to their loved one. Since this program is grouped with an existing system, there is no additional cost to the City of St. Peters or the citizens using the service.
Family members or the person suffering from the above illnesses can simply fill out the Family Locator Service Personal Identification Information Form (pdf document) and bring it to the St. Peters Police Department, where it will be kept on a secure computer database for officers, who can access the information from the patrol vehicle computers as well as computers within the police station. The information provided on the form will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used for identification purposes.
The Family Locator Service Personal Identification Information Form can be filled out at the Police Department, or a Police Department representative will come to their place of residence to complete the form. The form would include a personal description of the individual with the above illnesses, along with emergency contact information. The Police Department will take a picture for you, or a photograph may be provided. The photograph along with the emergency contact sheet would be entered into the database for immediate retrieval, when needed, by police officers.
Note: It is vital that the photograph is current and we have a close-up picture of the person's face. We would prefer taking the photograph ourselves, if possible.
After a one-year period, the person filling out the emergency contact sheet will be contacted. If there is no longer a need for the information, then it will be purged from the database.
Please download and fill o ut the Personal Identification Form (pdf) and return it to the St. Peters Police Department in person.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Lt. Tim Snavely at 636-278-2244, ext. 3564.