On August 28, 2009, the Illinois Premise Alert Program (Public Act 96‐0788) was enacted allowing individuals with special needs or disabilities, or their guardians, to provide personal information to public safety agencies in the State of Illinois for emergency dissemination to police, fire, and EMS personnel.
The Joliet Police Department, in cooperation with the Joliet Fire Department, has embraced this new safety program as it is designed to enhance public safety service to those Joliet residents who have disabilities or special needs, by providing first responders with vital information about individuals at a specific address. This could be a life saver for people who may have Alzheimer’s disease, citizens who are paralyzed, and citizens with autism and other intellectual disabilities.
The information provided to first responders for the Illinois Premise Alert Program is stored in the Joliet 9‐1‐1 Communication Center Computer‐Aided Dispatch (CAD) system that will provide vital information to first responders prior to arrival at the scene.
This program allows families and medical personnel to voluntarily provide information about their special circumstances free of charge. This confidential information will be held for a period of no longer than two years. It is the caregiver’s responsibility to renew/update the Premise Alert information for their individual within this period or the information will be purged from the CAD system.
Residents and caregivers wishing to participate in the Premise Alert Program should complete the Premise Alert Notification Form and mail or fax to:
Joliet Police Department
Attention: Sergeant Dwayne English #53
150 West Washington Street
Joliet, IL 60432