Beaumont, CA - In 2022, the Beaumont City Council recognized the month of April as Autism Awareness Month, in conjunction with the declaration by the City Council, the Beaumont Police Department introduced a Department Puzzle Patch to help bring awareness to autism.
During the month of April, a family member of a child with Autism who comes to the police department lobby can ask for a puzzle patch for their child. If possible we would love to meet the child, but it is NOT a requirement to receive a patch. We recognize each child is different and there may be social or communication limitations, which may prevent that. The patches are available Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Also, as part of our efforts to bring awareness to Autism, our department has partnered with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department Special Needs Reunification Program (SNRP). Through this program family members and caregivers have the opportunity to register individuals through Beaumont Police Department’s website, which will link to the SNRP program through the Riverside County Sheriff Department. The program is designed to assist in the timely reunification of loved ones who may become displaced from their homes, the program can assist law enforcement personnel by providing critical information including emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions, photographs, etc.
The registration is free and available to members of the community who have a child or care for anyone who may suffer from various developmental disorders such as Autism, Asperger's or other cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's, dementia, etc. For more information on this program or to enroll go to beaumontpd.org/snrp.