Chief Joseph O’Connor is pleased to announce that the Concord Police Department will again be supporting Autism Awareness Month by raising awareness and outreach to community members impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month the Police Department invites residents with ASD as well as parents and caregivers to visit the station and meet Officers and Public Safety Dispatchers. If interested contact Sergeant Tim Landers [email protected]
In addition Officers will be reviewing their training throughout the month on how to recognize and interact with some on the autism spectrum.
The Concord Police Relief Association has purchased patches which may be worn by Officer’s uniform shirts on Friday’s during the month to raise awareness. The patches are available for purchase with proceeds donated locally. They can be obtained at the station or by email [email protected]
To raise awareness a blue light will be placed in a window at the station throughout the month. On April 2, at 7:30PM will participate in a nationwide initiative, “Light It Up Blue.” At that time a Public Safety Dispatcher will announce to all patrols who are not handling an active call to pull to the side of the and activate their cruiser’s blue lights to raise awareness as part of the National Autism Awareness Month and World Awareness Day.