There are multiple ways to register yourself or another individual in a Special Needs Database in the state of New Jersey. These include local, county, and statewide databased. Review the information below to find out which databases you would like more information about. Registration is completely voluntary and all information is kept secure and confidential in all registries. You may sign up for any one of or multiple registries. As each registry is its own database, you must register separately for each one.


Sayreville Police Department Special Needs Registry (Local)

The Sayreville Police Department is dedicated to preserving the safety of the residents of the Borough. To achieve this goal, they collect information that would be helpful if one of oour residents with developmental disabilitles or persons affected with Alzheimer's disease becomes lost or is unable to provide responding police with information that will allow them to contect their family in the event of an emergency. Emergency contact information and a digital photo is stored in their secure computer system. In the event of an emergency when time is critical, this information enables the Police Department to have access to emergency information that will allow them to contact parents, guardians, or other persons designated by you in the quickest way possible. Participation in this program will in no way create a "police record." The data collected will be used by the Police Department to respond properly and efficiently to an emergency involving a person with developmental or cognitive disabilities. If you or another resident of the Borough you know would like to participate in this program, visit the Sayreville Police Department's Special Needs page here.


Middlesex County Special Needs Registry (County)

Middlesex County Special Needs Registry (SNR) is a no cost, voluntary service open to any individuals with special needs who reside, work, or attend school in Middlesex County. The purpose of the registry is to help law enforcement and first responders better assist special needs residents in an emergency situation or a police encounter. The registry provides crucial information regarding a registrant’s special needs, i.e., physical or mental impairment, emergency contact information, physical description, and current photograph. Individuals can register themselves, or they can be registered by a family member or a caretaker on our secure website. Each registrant will be provided with different sized decals that can be placed on the front entrance of the registrant’s residence as well as on the window of any vehicle in which they regularly travel. The purpose of the decal is to signify to the first responders that someone in the residence/vehicle has some degree of special need and they should respond accordingly. The use of decals by registrants is strictly voluntary and is not required.


Who Qualifies to Register as a Special Need?

Special needs are defined as a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more life activities.  It is only intended to provide information regarding anyone who would need extra assistance in times of emergency, or who has a mental or physical condition.  The information contained in the Special Needs Registry would be used to better assist those challenged individuals in an emergency or police encounter. Examples of special needs include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Mobility issues (wheelchairs, power chairs, walkers)
  • Dementia or Alzheimer’s
  • Cognitive Impairments
  • Oxygen Dependency
  • Hearing, vision, or speech deficits
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Dialysis Dependent
  • Paralysis/ Stroke Patients
  • Developmental/ Intellectual Disabilities
  • Life Threatening Allergies

What Information is Required to Register?

  • Personal identifiers are required, such as:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Date of birth
    • Height
    • Weight
    • Emergency contact information
    • Recent photo
    • Details regarding their special needs.
    • Medical Information including blood type, medications, may need information about treating doctors.

How To Register:

  • An individual can register themselves, or they can be registered by a friend, family member or a caretaker, on our secure online portal. Click here to begin the registration process.
  • If an individual wishes to register but cannot do so online, please email, or call 732-745-3300.

NJ Register Ready (Statewide)

NJ Register Ready helps people with disabilities in times of emergency. It allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs and their familes, friends, caregivers and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency. NJ residents with special needs are encouraged to add their personal information to this special needs registry. The information provided will be shared with emergency response agencies so that responders will be better equipped to serve registrants in the event of an emergency or evacuation in their area. No one else will have access to the information.To keep this registry current, registrants are required to update their registration information each year.

The information collected here is confidential and will not be available to the public. The information will be held securely and only used for emergency response and planning.

Why should you register?

Exclamation To be notified by local officials when an evacuation has been ordered.


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