County offering Special Needs Registry for residents

In a news release received on August 6th, 2020, Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader announced a new program that will benefit families who have special needs members.

The program is called the Special Needs Registry. This program is free and available to those who reside in Liberty County who have special needs.

The Special Needs directory is designed to assist Deputies, Fire Department and EMS during encounters that they may have with members who have disabilities such as Alzheimer’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dementia, Down syndrome or any other mental/developmental disorders.

The goal of this program is to give emergency personnel quick access to critical information about a registered individual who has special needs in an emergency situation.

The tool provides information about a loved one with special needs.  911 dispatchers can access this information in the secure database to assist those with special needs should they be lost, or need help,

The information will be relayed to law enforcement, fire and/or EMS so they can assist quicker instead of being delayed gathering information in the event of an emergency.

The program is free to Liberty County residents. All you would need to do is fill out a form that is available from the Sheriffs Department.

For additional information you can contact Communications Supervisor Sherry Walton by calling 936-336-4514 or email at

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