The Vulnerable Person Registry is a service offered by the Greater Sudbury Police Service where vulnerable persons who have a physical, mental health, cognitive, or medical condition that may require special attention in an emergency can be registered. The information provided will only be used by first responders to assist you or your loved one in a crisis situation.

When registering a vulnerable person, we ask that you provide the following information:  name, date of birth, physical descriptors, contact information, special needs, suggested methods of approach, possible objects of attraction, as well as a recent photograph.

What is a Vulnerable Person?

A Vulnerable Person is defined as a person who, due to a medical, mental health, physical condition or cognitive developmental disability, may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a danger to themselves or others.

This may include:

  • A tendency to wander
  • The inability to communicate
  • Fascinations or attractions (water, construction sites etc.)
  • Social responses (fear of strangers, aggression)

How is this information used?

In the event of an emergency, the self-registry will only be accessed when a vulnerable person is in danger or distress due to an emergency, and will only be used to help the individual. Greater Sudbury Police, Sudbury Fire Services and Sudbury Paramedic Services will have access to the information and it will be securely stored by the Greater Sudbury Police Service.

Register a Vulnerable Person

Project Lifesaver

The Greater Sudbury Police Service is proud to partner with Project Lifesaver® International (PLI) in our efforts to provide rapid search response to vulnerable adults and children who wander due to neurocognitive disorders or intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our goal is two-fold. One is to use state of the art technology to assist in locating missing persons quickly and efficiently and the second is to ease the mind of caregivers who are trying to cope with wandering behaviours.

PLI® provides an evolution within our coordinated service delivery model with an aim to provide a timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury in situations involving missing persons.

The Project Lifesaver® system includes providing transmitters, wristbands and batteries to those at risk.

Once enrolled, a member of the Greater Sudbury Police Service or Project Lifesaver® partner will schedule an appointment to attach the wristband unit and train a caregiver in how the equipment works.

  • Participants must be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Autism spectrum disorder, Down Syndrome, dementia or a related neurocognitive disorder.
  • Participants must live in a private residence with a 24-hour caregiver.
  • Participants and caregivers agree to use the transmitters, wrist bracelets and batteries provided and to ensure their working order.
  • Participants will pay a monthly maintenance fee of $20 covers the cost of the bracelet and battery.
  • Participants acknowledge that the wrist bracelet remains the property of the Greater Sudbury Police Service. Once the individual is no longer utilizing the unit, it is returned and reassigned to another participant in the program.

 For more information or to register for Project Lifesaver, please call our Missing Persons Coordinator at 705-675-9171 extension 2305.