Registration seeks to help special needs residents of the county

In August, Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader announced a new program that will benefit families who have members with special needs. This program is called the Special Needs Registry. It’s a free program that is available to those who reside in Liberty County and 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 or 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 in the event that they are lost or need help. 911 dispatchers can access this information from a secured database. 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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