We are excited to announce a new community police program called PROJECT SNAP that will launch in April 2021. PROJECT SNAP was created as a way to bridge the communication gap between our Officers and our special needs citizens who may have difficulty communicating. PROJECT SNAP is a database maintained by the Enterprise Police Department and is only accessible by our Officers. The database will contain a photo, physical description, emergency contact, and other special needs information of the registered participant. In the event a registered participant is lost or wanders away from home, our Officers will have access to the database in their patrol vehicles. The Officers will retrieve the participants PROJECT SNAP information which will aid in communication and a safe return home.
Additionally, our Officers will receive annual in-service training in effective special needs communication and special needs de-escalation techniques.
The first registration event will take place at the Main Street Spring Festival on April 17, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. We will have tents set up downtown and staff available to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting our PROJECT SNAP participants.
Registration will also be available M-F from 7:30 to 4:30 at the Police Department in Enterprise City Hall any time after April 17, 2021. Participants must be registered by a parent or legal guardian.
To foster relationships and communication between Officers and the special needs community of Enterprise with training for personnel and community outreach.
Conduct regular training for Officers and personnel to share communication and de-escalation techniques.
Build relationships with special needs community members and their families
Maintain a volunteer registration database of special needs individuals for quick access to critical information to ensure safe encounters with Officers.