Community Services

Take Me Home Program

The Celina Police Department has launched the Take Me Home Program originally developed by the Pensacola, Florida Police Department. Residents may register loved ones who could need special assistance if they are alone or in an emergency. The program is particularly helpful if the individual is unable to communicate or properly identify themselves in the event they become disoriented or if they may act in a manner that could be misinterpreted by first responders.

This is a free service offered by the Celina Police Department for any Celina resident who has difficulty communicating. It is intended to serve individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, or developmental or intellectual disabilities. It is also intended to assist senior citizens who may suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s.

How Does ‘Take Me Home’ Work?

The Take Me Home program is housed and maintained in a secure database accessible only to public safety personnel. Families or individuals are invited to complete a Take Me Home form which provides essential information about the loved one with special needs. The form includes information such as height, weight and other identifying information along with emergency contact information and a photograph. This information is entered into the database which police officers can quickly access while on patrol in the city.

When a police officer encounters a participant in the Take Me Home program, the officer can access the Take Me Home database and search by name or physical description. The search results will display the enrollment information and the officer can help the person return home.

This system can also work in reverse. In the event a participant is missing, the picture and description is immediately available and can be provided to police personnel. In this case the Celina Police Department encourages loved ones to call 9-1-1 as soon as possible to report the missing person. Be sure to inform the communications personnel that the individual is registered in the Take Me Home database.

For more information about the Take Me Home Program, please contact the Celina Police Department at police@celina-tx.gov

DOWNLOAD The Take Me Home form HERE.

CODE RED

The CodeRED and WeatherALERT systems give city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded  emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas  or the entire city at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour. Such  systems are only as good as the telephone database supporting them. "If  your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called". The  CodeRED system gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their  own phone numbers directly to the system's telephone database.  Individuals and businesses can link to the "CodeRED Residential and  Business Data Collection" page by clicking this CodeRED Link.  Those without Internet access may call The Celina Fire Department at  (972) 382-2653, Monday through Friday, (8AM-5PM) to provide their  information over the phone or to get answers for any questions. The required information includes first and last names,  street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code,  and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers are also an option.

No  one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included.  All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have  unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address  within the last year, and who use a cellular phone as their primary home  phone.

"CodeRED system is a geographical based notification system,  which means street addresses are needed to select which phone numbers  will receive emergency notification calls in any given situation. The  system works fine for cell phones too, but we have to have a street  address". People who have recently moved but kept the same listed or  unlisted phone number also need to change their address in the database.

"CodeRED  gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for doing  so. The information will only be used for emergency notification  purposes".

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National Night Out 2022 will be October 4, 2022!

Celina Police officers will be visiting neighborhood block parties during the annual National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, Oct. 4th.

Help the Celina Police Department promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The event is a great way to get to know your neighbors and send a message to would-be criminals that your neighborhood is well-organized and protected. Various neighborhoods will be hosting a neighborhood block party for National Night Out. To find out if your neighborhood has an event planned or to register your event, contact Officer Chase Guidera cguidera@celina-tx.gov.

Feel free to join us in Downtown Celina's block party on the square!