Last fall, the Flower Mound Police Department launched a new program for people who may need assistance but have difficulty communicating. The “Find My Home” (FMH) program was originally geared toward people suffering from dementia, or have had a stroke, or other similar health issues that make it difficult or impossible for them to properly identify themselves. FMPD has expanded the program to include children with intellectual or cognitive disabilities, or those on the autism spectrum who are non-communicative.
The key to FMH is its searchable database that can be utilized in several ways. If a family reports their loved one missing, or officers find a person who cannot communicate to the officer where they live, the FMH database can be used as long as a caregiver has enrolled their loved one in the free program.
Flower Mound residents can enroll for free by visiting www.flower-mound.com/FMH or stopping by the Flower Mound Police Department, 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane, and filling out an application. To complete registration, the applicant must have a recent photograph of the enrollee and the enrollment must be updated every two years to help ensure officers are working with the best information.
FMPD plans to connect with Lewisville ISD, the Flower Mound Senior Center, and area assisted living/memory care facilities to coordinate Find My Home ID events, so be sure to keep an eye on our website, Facebook, and Twitter pages to know when an event is coming up.