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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Unique Needs Awareness Program

Chief Canfield has announced the Unique Needs Awareness Program, aimed at seeking greater understanding of adults and children more vulnerable to wandering, going missing and having trouble communicating with first responders.  Forms are now available for parents and/or legal guardians to fill out with information about a person who may have chronic mental illness, be unable to communicate, have a developmental disability or suffer from dementia or some other form of memory loss.  

An online fillable form available by clicking on the link or visiting the Resources section of this webpage, allows the information to be sent directly to the police department where it will be stored in a database of information.  This form allows for the individual's photograph to be easily uploaded.  We strongly suggest that you create a free account login for the City's website prior to completing the form, as this will allow you to save the form's information and return to the form for completion at a later time if the need arises.

Alternatively, the Unique Needs Awareness Form is available as a .pdf and may be downloaded, completed an returned to the Laconia Police Department either in person or mailed to: 

Unique Needs Awareness Program, 126 New Salem St, Laconia, NH 03246

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