It’s always a “heart sinking”moment for any Police Officer/PCSO when we get that shout to search for someone who has been reported missing,but when we do, quick and accurate information is the key to returning them back home safe & well.
The HERBERT PROTOCOL is a national scheme implemented by Lancashire Constabulary in partnership with the Alzheimers Society, Lancashire Fire & Rescue Services & North West Ambulance Service.
It involves carers compiling useful information which could be used by Police and other agencies to search and locate a loved one in the event of them going missing.
Carers, family members and friends complete the Herbert Protocol in advance, giving all vital details including medication required, mobile numbers and places known to visit, along with a recent photograph.
Should that person then go missing, the form can be handed to the Officer that attends the report and quickly and easily communicated out to other Officers and used to assist the search process.
If you would like further information about the Herbert Protocol or one of your relatives has Dementia and you would like to ensure their details are on our database, please contact me and I will be happy to assist.
Keep safe & take care
PC 4121 Michelle Horne
Community safety Officer