Port Chester police implement registry to help better serve people with special needs
Port Chester police have joined a number of other departments across Westchester with a new registry designed to better serve people in the community with special needs.
The registry will be used as a de-escalation tool to help responding officers.
"They'll have more information with them responding to a call knowing that this person may not be responding the way you would expect because, of certain issues," says Port Chester Police Chief Chris Rosabella.
So far, 13 people have signed up a loved one on Port Chester's voluntary registry.
"We've put it out on our Facebook page, it's on our village website, we've made contact with members of the community have a large following on Facebook, and we asked them to spread the word, and we're hoping that we get a lot more people," says Rosabella.
Police departments in Harrison and Croton also have a Special Needs Registry.