On August 28, 2009, the Illinois Premise Alert Program (PAP) Act became effective in Illinois. The Premise Alert Program is a safety program that supports individuals living with disabilities and provides public safety responders with vital information prior to arrival at the specific address. The Program is a database of individuals with special needs that is kept in the Computer Aided Dispatch “CAD” database and is maintained by our agency at the request of families, caregivers, or individuals with disabilities or special needs. The program allows families to voluntarily notify the Northfield Police Department, responsible for dispatching police, fire, ambulance and other first responders, in Northfield, about their special circumstances free of any charge. The Program will assist the Northfield Police Department in identifying individuals who have special needs, which will enable the responding units to have additional information at their disposal.
In March of 2007, our Department developed a Special Needs Awareness Profile wherein individuals, parents, guardians, and caregivers, could complete the form which would then provide responding units with important information about the special needs person at that address. This has been adapted to meet the Illinois State Requirements of the Premise Alert Program. If you wish to participate in the program, please complete the Special Awareness Program Profile / Premise Alert Program Profile form. Click Here to access the form. Mail or bring the form to the Police Department at 350 Walnut Ave., Northfield, IL 60093. For questions, please contact either Sgt. Thomas Jones or Communications Supervisor Lorene Boyes at 847/446-2131.