Autism Program

The Worth Police Department continues to train it’s officers with the latest information that will give them the tools to provide our community with the best service possible. Some information that may assist an officer when responding to a call for assistance can only come from within the community it serves, and would be greatly beneficial if this information was obtained ahead of time.
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As a Police Department, the likelihood to come in contact with a child or adult with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have estimated that one in fifty children between the ages of six and seventeen years of age have been diagnosed with ASD.

To help ensure the safety of children and adults with ASD, the Worth Police Department has compiled an Emergency Contact Form (PDF). This form will provide us with pertinent information including a photograph, in the event your family needs assistance. This form may be downloaded or picked up at the Worth Police Station.

For questions or additional information contact Sgt. Timothy Denton.