The Cass County Sheriff’s office supports and works in partnership with the safeTY jacket program. The safeTY jacket program is a project in partnership with local first responders and the community. It is designed to assist the first responders, such as police officers, paramedics, fire department, etc. during encounters with individuals with autism.
The safeTY jacket program is a Fargo Moorhead West Fargo (FMWF) Chamber Leadership project in partnership with the North Dakota Autism Center, Inc., Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Fargo Police Department, and West Fargo Police Department to provide emergency information about individuals with autism to local first responders. This is a voluntary program for parents/guardians to provide information about their loved one in case of a possible emergency situation. It is designed to assist the first responders, such as police officers, paramedics, fire department, etc. during encounters with individuals with autism. The program promotes communication and gives first responders quick access to critical information about the individual and their needs during an emergency situation involving the individual. This program will provide first responders with emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions, known routines, communication preferences, favorite attractions or other important information on the individual.
Interested in finding more information or signing up for the safeTY jacket program? Please go to the safeTY Jacket website to download the application. Follow instructions on application carefully. Once you have completed the application you will need to upload completed forms on the safeTY Jacket website. When on the website, you can select the law enforcement agency where you reside (i.e. West Fargo PD, Fargo PD, Cass County Sheriff’s Office) to submit the application.
You will need the following:
Completed safeTY jacket application
Required current photo (jpg, png, pdf)
Required proof of guardianship if individual is over 18 years old