Two State Programs Help Emergency Personnel Better Serve You
There are two state-sponsored programs to assist in updating your information so that City of Wheaton emergency personnel can better serve you: the Illinois Premise Alert Program and the Illinois Secretary of State Emergency Contact Database.
Illinois Premise Alert Program
The Illinois Premise Alert Program is a safety program that supports individuals living with disabilities while aiding public safety personnel to better respond to their needs. Read more information about the program.
The Police Department, in conjunction with DuComm, its emergency communications center, is creating a database of individuals with special needs that will be secured in the computer-aided dispatch (CAD) database and maintained by the Police Department at the request of families, caregivers, or individuals with disabilities or special needs. It allows you to voluntarily notify the Police Department about your special circumstances free of charge. It will assist us in identifying individuals who have special needs, which will in turn enable us to have additional information at our disposal to better serve you.
To enroll in this program, forms will be available at the Wheaton Police Department or you may download the form online (pdf), complete it, and mail it or drop it off at: Wheaton Police Department, 900 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL 60187.
Illinois Secretary of State Emergency Contact Database
The Secretary of State Emergency Contact Database is managed by the Illinois Secretary of State. It compiles emergency contact information and associates it with your Illinois driver’s license and/or state identification card. In the event of a motor vehicle crash or other emergency situation where a person is unable to communicate directly, law enforcement may access this database to help them reach the person's designated emergency contacts. If you would like to participate in this second program, please follow the directions on the Illinois Secretary of State website.
If you have questions or concerns about either program, please contact the Wheaton Police Department at 630-260-4860.