Safe Return Program

Safe Return 2020

Safe Return is a community resource program for members of the vulnerable population who reside within the City of Bedford. This would include, but not limited to, children or adults who suffer from:

  • - Alzheimer’s
  • - Dementia
  • - Autism
  • - Down Syndrome
  • - Any Developmental Disorder

The Safe Return program is a database maintained by the Bedford Police Department and is only accessible to public safety personnel. The vital information provided by caregivers or parents will help to assist The Bedford Police Department, in the event the participant goes missing, with activating the following alert systems provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety:

Silver Alert-

A person 65 years of age or older who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease OR a person with a diagnosed impaired mental condition and the person’s disappearance poses a credible threat to their health and safety. 

Endangered Missing Persons Alert-

A person who has been diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability or a Pervasive Development Disorder, including Asperger’s Disorder, Autistic Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Rett’s Disorder or a Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

How to Register:

  1. Complete the Bedford Police Department’s Safe Return form and include a current photo and physician’s letter. 
  2. Seal your documents in an envelope and deliver to the Bedford Police Department OR mail your registration to:

Bedford Police Department

Attn: Community Relations Division

2121 L. Don Dodson Dr.

Bedford, TX 76021

 3. Once the form is submitted and reviewed, you will be contacted with confirmation that it has been received. 

All information will remain confidential

For more information on the Safe Return Program, contact the Community Relations Division or 817-952-2444.


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