Cobourg Police Service Partners With MedicAlert To Support Vulnerable Persons

The Town of Cobourg is a very diverse community with a strong need for the MedicAlert Connect Protect program.  Cobourg has a healthy population of aging citizen as well as many public members that could require this great service one day.
Currently the Cobourg Police Service has a vulnerable persons registry that just does not meet the needs of the community any longer and this has be recognized. The Cobourg Police are thrilled that they will be able to better assist members of the community at the time of a serious event with this new powerful MedicAlert registry.
This partnership between policing agencies and MedicAlert has proven effective in other Canadian communities in assisting individuals living with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorders, mental health related issues, and cognitive brain injuries. 
Cobourg Police Service and MedicAlert will be introducing this partnership by holding community focused information and registration sessions at 107 King St West in Cobourg Ontario on Tuesday November 12, 2019 for the launch of the MedicAlert  Connect Protect service.
Times and schedule

Tuesday November 12, 2019 Media launch from 11:00am to 11:45am. This will be followed by a registration period from 11:45am to 7:00pm.  Members of the public are urged to attend the Cobourg Police station to register and find out more. 
Please also note that financial assistance is available for those who qualify and during this registration period MedicAlert will be offering great specials on this date.
Dispatchers for the Cobourg Police Service will have access to the national database of registered subscribers. Residents from this region are encouraged to subscribe to the MedicAlert service.

Cobourg Police Chief Paul VandeGraaf says “Access to quick and accurate information is crucial for us to help keep members of our community safe. Partnerships such as this are key in assisting the Police to better understand some of our most vulnerable citizen in their time of need. This new partnership with MedicAlert is another great tool in our toolbox to help Police resolve emergent situation quickly, respectfully and safely”.
“MedicAlert’s identification services and electronic health information database is a vital link between first responders and the community when faster, informed action makes all the difference. We are pleased to partner with the Cobourg Police Service and honoured to assist police services across the country in their emergency response work.” - CEO of MedicAlert Foundation Canada, Françoise Faverjon-Fortin