Admin Jun 4, 2019 2:43:45 PM 1 min read

Hennepin County using Vitals app to de-escalate interactions with vulnerable people

Via Fox 9

- Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is the latest law enforcement agency to use the Vitals app, an app designed to help deputies have better encounters with vulnerable children and adults.

Vitals stands for Vulnerable Individuals Technology-assisted Location Services. The app allows people with special needs, or their caregivers, to create a profile with specific details about the person’s condition.

The members carry a special card with them. When a deputy or officer comes within 60 feet of them, their profile pops up on the officer’s phone, allowing police to know exactly with whom they are working."

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