The Draper Guardian Program was developed in an effort to provide services to individuals with special needs. Sometimes community members are nonverbal, suffer from autism, Alzheimer's, dementia or other mental and/or intellectual challenges; these challenges can create stressful situations during emergency encounters with first responders.
To assist officers and other first responders, the Draper Police Department has implemented the Guardian Program closely modeled after the League City Police Department in Texas. This voluntary program ensures critical information is relayed to first responders when they answer the call to serve family and loved ones in a crisis.
Participant or guardian is a resident of Draper City.
Participant attends school within the Draper City Police Department jurisdiction
Participant may be unable to communicate basic personal information due to a diagnosed medical disorder.
Participant is prone to wander away or runaway from guardians, residence or school due to a diagnosed medical disorder.
Guardians voluntarily submit a completed application and photo with all required medical information.
How Information is Stored
The application information and a current photo will be stored in our secure record database. The registration address (excluding schools) will be flagged with our Dispatch Center; so, officers can be provided this information when responding to the registration address. Juvenile and health information is not released to the public and is used solely for the purpose of providing safe service for the registrant and families involved during times of crisis.
Registration should be updated each year with an updated photo to help identify your family member. In addition, the registry should be updated due to a change in address, phone number, emergency contact or the purchase of a new vehicle, to name a few.