We are presenting Project Guardian, a project that bridges the gap between Law Enforcement Officers and our community with Autism. This is a free, voluntary, and confidential database offered, managed, and maintained by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for Harris County residents. Interested family members will be able to enroll their loved one with autism into the program by providing information on the person via an online application on the HCSO public website. This information is available to deputies through dispatch should they receive a call for service to the person’s residence. As part of the program, once they register, I will be sending them a sticker that they could place on the house window so it can also alert the deputy that someone in the home is part of the project.
The families wanting to register their loved ones can do so by two ways:
- They can visit our HCSO CIT Website at www.harriscountycit.org. Then on the top, right they will see “Project Guardian” – once they click on it will give them an overview of the program. Then at the bottom, it will say “Sign Up for Project Guardian.”
- They can all also visit the HCSO webpage and at the bottom under “General Information and Services.”
We are very excited to be able to launch this. We are currently working on a social media video as well.
- Project Guardian Brochure
- Project Guardian Flow Chart
- Project Guardian Training Bulletin
- Project Guardian Welcome Letter
Jose R. Gomez, Sergeant
Mental Health Administrative – Training Detail
C. O. R. E.
Crisis Intervention Response Team