Effective August 28th, 2009, the Illinois Premise Alert Program Act (96-0788) became law. The intent of the Act is to ensure consistently high levels of public safety services are available to all members of the state, including people who may require special consideration in order to access emergency services.
The PAP (Premise Alert Program) consists of a database of individuals with special needs or disabilities stored in a computer aided dispatch (CAD) database maintained by Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS.) NWCDS provides dispatch service for Mount Prospect police and fire personnel. Entries to the database are made at the request of families, caregivers or individuals with disabilities or special needs. The PAP will assist police and fire personnel to identify individuals with special needs or disabilities, which will enable Mount Prospect police and fire personnel to have additional information at their disposal when responding for emergency services.
Residents with disabilities or special needs, or their families or caregivers may register residents with the Village’s Premise Alert Program by completing both Premise Alert Program Notification forms. Once completed, the forms are to be forwarded to the Mount Prospect Police Records Section.