Project Guardian

The San Mateo Police Department acknowledges and understands that some members of our community may be vulnerable, have special needs, or react differently when contacted by emergency personnel or law enforcement officers.  With those considerations in mind, SMPD created a vulnerable persons registry, aka Project Guardian.  

Project Guardian is a free, voluntary, and confidential database offered, managed, and maintained by the San Mateo Police Department. This registry will give the San Mateo Police Department quick access to critical information about a registered person in the event of an emergency.

A caregiver, family member, or loved one fills out the form below with contact and identifying information, medical history, and a photograph. The information provided is maintained in SMPD’s record management system and may be distributed to first responders in the event of an emergency.  The San Mateo Police Department respects the right to privacy and will make every attempt to ensure that all personal information remains confidential, unless release of the information is required by law.

Not all persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, or other medical conditions need to be registered in this registry. This registry is voluntary, and participation is welcome if a caregiver or loved one believes the registered person will benefit from sharing the information.

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Project Guardian - Vulnerable Persons Registry Form

  1. Person Registering Vulnerable Person
  2. As the person registering a vulnerable person, please complete the following fields with as much detail as possible.

  3. Vulnerable Person's Information
  4. SECTION 1. CONTACT INFORMATION
  5. Living Arrangements
  6. SECTION 2. IDENITFYING INFORMATION
  7. Gender*
  8. SECTION 3. MEDICAL INFORMATION
  9. Dentures
  10. Hearing Aids
  11. Visual Aids
  12. SECTION 4. LOCATION INFORMATION
  13. Is there a history of prior wandering?
  14. Does the person have a GPS device?*
  15. SECTION 5. COMMUNICATION INFORMATION
  16. Is the person verbal?*
  17. Will the person respond to being called by their name?
  18. Does the person have any prior law enforcement, military, or specialize training?
  19. SECTION 6. BEHAVIOR AND TRIGGER INFORMATION
  20. Does the person respond negatively to bright lights, loud noises, or sirens?*
  21. Does the person avoid or dislike eye contact?
  22. Does the person respond negatively to touch?*
  23. Have restrains been used on the person?*
  24. Does the person respond negatively to animals?*
  25. SECTION 6. ANY OTHER INFORMATION
  26. Emergency Contact Information
  27. IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING FORM

    Please review the following before completing, and submitting this form.

    • Participation in this registry is VOLUNTARY.
    • The information on this form will be added to the San Mateo Police Department's record management system and may be distributed to first responders in order to better care for you or your family members.
    • We respect the right to privacy and will make every attempt to ensure that all personal information remains confidential, unless release of the information is required by law.
  28. INFORMATION IS ACCURATE AND TRUTHFUL*

    I acknowledge that the information provided is accurate and truthful and submitted voluntarily for the purpose of assisting first responders in more effectively responding to a potential emergency involving the vulnerable person.

  29. USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION*

    I consent to the use and sharing of this information for the above listed purposes.

  30. KEEPING INFORMATION UPDATED*

    I further acknowledge that it is my responsibility to update the information provided if there are changes.

  31. Leave This Blank:

  32. This field is not part of the form submission.