Illinois Premise Alert Program
On August 28, 2009, the Illinois Premise Alert Program (Public Act 96-0788) was enacted, allowing individuals with special needs or disabilities, or their guardians, to provide personal information to Public Safety Agencies in the State of Illinois for emergency dissemination to police, fire, and EMS personnel.
The Vernon Hills Police Department has embraced this safety program as it is designed to enhance police and fire service to those Vernon Hills residents who have disabilities or special needs, by providing first responders with vital information about individuals at a specific address. This could be a life saver for people who may have Alzheimer’s disease, are blind, paralyzed, or autistic, or have other intellectual disabilities.
The information provided to first responders for the Illinois Premise Alert Program is stored in a police department maintained, secure database that can be provided to first responders, via our computer aided dispatch (CAD) system, prior to their arrival at the scene.
This program allows families and medical personnel to voluntarily provide information about their special circumstances free of charge. This confidential information will be held for a period of no longer than two years. It is the caregiver's responsibility to renew/update the Premise Alert information for their individual within this period or the information will be purged from the CAD system.
Application and Questions
Residents and caregivers wishing to participate in the Premise Alert Program should complete and sign the application and return it to the Vernon Hills Police Department in person – 740 Lakeview Parkway (one block south of Rt. 60). Under most circumstances, the person affected must be the same person who returns the form.
Anyone with questions or needing the form to be picked up should contact the Vernon Hills Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at (847) 247-4889 or via email.