To use the registry, the vulnerable person must live, permanently or temporarily, in Greater Sudbury. If they do not, check with the local police service where the person resides, to see if they have a similar registry.
No, during high stress situations, there is no expectation that you remember the report number. However, you should indicate that the individual is listed on the Vulnerable Person Registry. Greater Sudbury Police will be able to verify the report number using the vulnerable person’s name or address.
Greater Sudbury Police personnel and other emergency service workers (Sudbury Fire department and Sudbury Emergency Medical Service) who require this information during an emergency and in the performance of their duties will have access to the information. This information is used to help the vulnerable person.
The Vulnerable Person Registry can be updated; however, only information that has a significant impact on policing response will be necessary. Examples include; a change of address, school, or emergency contact. The information can be submitted online using a supplemental report under the registry.
The yearly renewals of information are the sole responsibility of the vulnerable person, parent or caregiver. It is recommended that you renew the registration during the month of the registrant’s birthday.
It is preferable that you let the Police know that the individual is already registered. In doing so, the information will be immediately disseminated to the Police Officers without having to ask the parents/caregivers during a high stress situation.
If the individual goes missing and is reported, the information about their physical appearance, the most likely places they would go, their triggers and stimulants, as well as, any de-escalation techniques, will be provided to Police Officers looking for the missing person.