EARLY NOTIFICATION PROGRAM
The Oakwood Village Police Department (OVPD) Early Notification Program was developed in response the Ohio House Bill 115 to provide First Responders with information to assist calls involving individuals with communication disabilities. When responding officers are made aware of residents with communication disabilities prior to arrival, they are better equipped to understand and respond appropriately to the situation. The main purpose of the program is to provide a mechanism for residents with communication disabilities to register their specific information with the OVPD. Any and all confidential information provided during the registration process will only be used for First Responder purposes.
The following list represents those individuals who could potentially benefit from this program. It is not intended to be all-inclusive, as each request will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Autism Alzheimer’s/Dementia Down’s Syndrome Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Developmental Disability Mental Illnesses Physical Disabilities Visually Impaired
The Oakwood Village Early Notification Program allows caregivers or residents with communication disabilities to provide information to police, fire and EMS personnel to be kept in a confidential database maintained by our dispatch center.
Any Oakwood Village caregiver or resident with communication disabilities mentioned above is eligible to register by completing the OVPD Early Notification Form. The resident must currently be or have previously been treated, for the condition to qualify for the program. Persons wishing to be registered but are unable to do so based on their specific condition, may be registered by a legal guardian or court appointed caregiver. Parents may also register their children if they share a residence.