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Enterprise Police Department Announces Special Needs Assistance Program

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Apr 02 2021 8:55 AM

ENTERPRISE: The Enterprise Police Department is excited to announce the launch of a new community police program called PROJECT SNAP (Special Needs Assistance Program).  PROJECT SNAP was created as a way to bridge the communication gap between our Officers and our special needs citizens who may have difficulty communicating. 


PROJECT SNAP is a database maintained by the Enterprise Police Department and is only accessible by our Officers and Dispatchers.  The database will contain a photo, physical description, emergency contacts, and other special needs information of the registered participant.  In the event an EPD Officer encounters an individual registered with PROJECT SNAP, our personnel can access the database and retrieve critical information that will aid in communication and the safety of the individual.  PROJECT SNAP will also provide EPD officers with annual training in effective special needs communication and de-escalation techniques.


The first PROJECT SNAP registration will take place at the Main Street Spring Festival on April 17, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  We will have tents set up downtown and staff available to assist in registration and to answer any questions you may have.  Registration will also be available M-F from 7:30 to 4:30 at the Police Department after April 17, 2021.  Participants must be registered by a parent or legal guardian.


 


Custom PROJECT SNAP patches and stickers will be available for purchase to fundraise for our community police program.  Project SNAP patches will be available for a $10.00 donation and are coming soon.  Project SNAP stickers are currently available for a $5.00 donation at the following locations: Boll Weevil Soap Co. and Shopaholic on Main Street, Enterprise Chamber of Commerce, and the Police Department.


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