The Special Needs Registry is a free safety tool maintained by the City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Department. The Special Needs Registry (SNR) is a secure information database that helps Santa Clarita Deputies recognize and respond to individuals with special needs.
Santa Clarita residents are invited to proactively provide information about a loved one with special needs of any age, who may require special assistance in an emergency or interaction with first responders. Deputies can access the information in the secure SNR database to assist residents with special needs if the person is lost, found or needs help.
Families or caregivers can voluntarily register an individual with special needs in the SNR. The SNR provides deputies with:
- A photograph, description and contact information for the person
- Information needed to find those who wander away from home and identify “found” individuals
- Important medical, safety and behavioral concerns
- Helpful suggestions for interacting with the person with a disability or medical condition
Parents and caregivers may enroll a person of any age with any type of medical condition or disability, including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimer’s or Dementia, Bipolar Disorder, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy. Adults with special needs may also enroll themselves to provide important information in case of emergency.
Enroll a family member or yourself in the secure, protected online database or learn more about the Special Needs Registry.
The Special Needs Registry is public/private partnership between the City of Santa Clarita, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the CLEAR collaborative. CLEAR stands for Community and Law Enforcement Aware Response. Formed in 2003, the CLEAR collaborative includes organizations and individuals dedicated to improving safety for individuals with disabilities as well as outcomes in encounters with law enforcement officers and first responders.
The Special Needs Registry received the Diamond Award from the California Emergency Services Association in 2011. The Diamond Award is the highest award presented to an individual or organization that demonstrates outstanding service in the area of emergency management. The Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also recognized Santa Clarita’s Special Needs Registry as a model for the nation on their Lessons Learned website.
If you have questions about the Special Needs Registry, please contact SNR Project Administrator Andja Bozic at 818.631.0781
For more information visit www.CLEARscv.org
Read the SRN brochure in English or Español