Find My Home is a program for people who need special assistance if they are alone or lost and are unable to speak or properly identify themselves. The program was originally geared toward people suffering from dementia, or have had a stroke, or other similar health issues that make it difficult or impossible for them to properly identify themselves. FMPD has since expanded the program to include children with intellectual or cognitive disabilities, or those on the autism spectrum who are non-communicative. The program utilizes a current photo of the individual along with demographic and caregiver information.
How Does the Program Work?
Flower Mound officers can access the Find My Home database in the field, on their mobile computers. The database is searchable by name, address, and physical characteristics, which assists officers when they find a person who needs help and in the event caregivers alert police they need help locating their loved one. When a caregiver alerts police they need assistance, a description and photo of their loved one is distributed to all officers as quickly as possible. Officers also receive any important information caregivers include on the Find My Home application about their loved one’s care and how to interact with them.
How Do I Enroll My Loved One?
Find My Home is free and is exclusively for Flower Mound residents. You can either register online here, or by stopping into the Flower Mound Police Department at 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane and filling out an application. To complete registration, the applicant must provide a recent photo of the person they are wishing to enroll in the program.
Enrollment expires after two years, so please continue to update their loved one’s status every two years, or any time there is a change in health or appearance to keep the information accurate.