The Watertown Police Department is pleased to offer the Watertown-Oak Wanderer (WOW) program dedicated to safeguarding residents of all ages who are prone to wandering due to:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Other medical or mental health conditions
By registering for this program, you may reduce the amount of time expended to locate a relative or friend. The information you provide on the WOW Registration Form will assist law enforcement officials in locating a person who has left home and may not have the cognitive skills to return on his/her own or the verbal skills to give an address. Registering your family member or friend also alerts law enforcement officials to potential triggers and ways to calm the individual.
If you would like to register a family member or friend for the Watertown Police Department's WOW program, please either:
- Print out and complete the registration form by clicking HERE and return it to the Watertown Police Department in person or by mail or;
- The registration form is a PDF “fillable” file with the option to digitally fill in the information of the person you wish to register with program. Digitally completed forms or scans of completed forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or printed out and returned to the as mentioned
- The Form can also be completed by filling in the information below and clicking the SUBMIT button.
In the event that the person you have registered in this program is missing, dial 911 to report it. Tell the dispatcher that the missing person is registered in the WOW program.