A new program has been announced by the Marion County Sheriff's Office this week; Dubbed "Respond with Care," the new program serves as a communication link between special needs citizens and first responders.
According to the Instagram post announcing the initiative, the program works by those who routinely or occasionally have special needs passengers placing a sticker in their vehicle's window. The sticker will serve as a notification to would-be responders that special care may need to be considered while an emergency is handled.
"Our priority has always been the safety of our citizens by providing a high quality of life through professional interactions," said Lieutenant Paul Bloom.
Those in need of a sticker can get one by stopping by any one of Marion County's offices. To find a Marion County Sheriff's Office location near you, check their website here.
Article by Rachael Volpe