Safe Watch Program

Safe Watch Program

The Saugus Police Department is committed to the safety of our residents, especially those who may have a disability or condition which would cause them to wander from their safe environment.  With this in mind, the Department initiated the “Safe Watch Program.”  This is a voluntary program designed to proactively gather pertinent and recent information on individuals in our community who suffer from these conditions so that if a person should go missing, we are prepared immediately to begin an informed search.  It enables us to deploy resources constructively with the best chance of returning the individual to their safe environment as quickly as possible, while also giving us specific information about the individual to safely and properly communicate and handle them.

Prior to the development of the “Safe Watch Program,” the Saugus Police had the “Alzheimer’s Safety Program.”  As this evolved into the “Safe Watch Program” the focus been to branch out and ensure those with other needs are included.  Some examples of those who would fall under this program are those who suffer from:

  •  Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Autism
  • Blindness/Deafness
  • Diabetes
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Other Developmental/Physical Disabilities

How Do I Enroll Someone In The “Safe Watch Program?”

Click Here to download the Safe Watch Enrollment Form. Completed forms can be either: dropped off, e-mailed to or mailed to the police station:

Saugus Police Department
c/o Safe Watch Program
27 Hamilton St.
Saugus, MA 01906

*For those who require more assistance, appointments or home visits can be arranged.  Please forward all requests through the above e-mail address and a member of the department will get back to you.

This is strictly a voluntary program and parents/caregivers who choose to have a loved one enrolled into this program can give as much or as little personal information as they wish.  The more information obtained, to include a current photograph, will help provide a better response in the event of an unfortunate incident.  All information provided will only be utilized for official police business, and only authorized police employees will have access to this information.

The Saugus Police Department is committed to the safety of our residents and is looking forward to your participation in the “Safe Watch Program” which will help us better serve the community.

Chief Michael Ricciardelli


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