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Posted on: April 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Lawrence Police Autism Day

Chief Roy Vasque & members of the Lawrence Police Department (LPD) believes that all individuals, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, have the right to fully participate in society. Furthermore, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have the right to be treated with dignity, respect and understanding. Considering the many challenges faced by individuals with autism in our community, LPD has embarked on the mission to increase autism awareness.

LPD wants to invite you to our 3rd Autism Awareness Day here at the Police Station on April 2, 2019 from 10AM to 2PM. Come meet Police Officers, Oliver the therapy dog, explore our Autism Police Cruiser, Police Motorcycles, & SWAT Vehicles

Autism Blue Police Cruiser


 The Lawrence Police Department is committed to the safety of all of our residents and with this in mind and knowing that some people in the community have condition(s) that may cause them to wander, be unsafe or pose a danger to themselves or others, The Police Department has developed a Safe Watch Program.

The Safe Watch Program is free, voluntary and confidential that is designed to better equip emergency personnel when responding to a crisis situation.

This program is being implemented so that if a crisis occurs, the police have information and a picture on file to respond quickly using techniques that have the highest likelihood of leading to a successful outcome.

The Lawrence Police Department encourages family members, friends or caregivers to make use of this program by contacting Sgt. Sandy J. Picard who will be our liaison with the department.

The Lawrence Police will work to identify those individuals, family members and their caretakers so that they can respond to crisis situations in a knowledgeable manner and ensure that proper steps are taken to protect the safety of the registered individual and others who may become involved.

 To register for the program, you can complete the form (below) or call The Police Department at 978-794-5900 ext. 636 or email to arrange an appointment or discuss the specifics of the form and/or program so that the most accurate information is available.


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