SNAP (Special Needs Alert Program) assists First Responders (Police and Fire) in being more responsive during emergencies to residents of the City of Chico with special needs. Maintained by the Chico Police Department, the program can help first responders identify those who may have difficulty communicating due to a disability or special need, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, autism or a speech disorder.
In addition, persons with special needs, their families, or agencies, can provide information about persons with special needs so first responders CAN:
Have a photograph, description and contact information for people with special needs in our community who may need special assistance in an emergency (such as an evacuation).
Be better equipped to help people with special needs who may become lost, injured or who may wander away from home.
Be aware of special medical, safety and behavioral concerns of individuals with special needs.
Be aware of accommodations that may be needed in interacting with the person.
The Special Needs Alert Program (SNAP) is designed to ensure the safety of those residents of the City of Chico that are most vulnerable to emergencies and disasters, the elderly and infirmed and those with various disabilities and special needs. The information you provide about health and medical conditions may be shared with Police, Fire and other emergency responders to assist them in responding to an emergency or disaster. Providing this information does not insure that emergency responders will be able to provide services to you in an emergency, but will assist them in responding appropriately based on available resources.
By submitting this information, I consent to sharing information on this form. I certify that the information provided on this form is true and correct. It is my responsibility to update the information on this form as needed. You may revoke your consent to sharing information at any time by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (ATTN: SNAP).
This information must be updated annually. By signing up, you agree to update this information annually. Records not updated annually will be purged.
Step 1 - Fill out the application form below. It is at the sole discretion of the Police Department to approve or deny any application submitted.
Step 2 - Download the Physician Verification Form and have the applicant’s physician complete the form. Mail the completed form to:
Chico Police Department
1460 Humboldt Rd
Chico, CA 95928