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Seal Beach Police Department announces special needs sticker for homes and vehicles

The Seal Beach Police Department is offering free stickers which will help alert law enforcement that they may be interacting with a person with special needs.

The special needs sticker program was implemented by Corporal Joe Garcia as another tool to help law enforcement officers when interacting with those with potential physical or developmental disabilities. The stickers, which are available for free to the public, are designed to be placed on or near the front doors of homes or on car windows. The stickers will alert officers that a person inside the home or vehicle may have special needs and instructions may not be easily understood.

“Seal Beach Police Officers receive annual training on how to interact with people who have special needs. With that, the goal of this sticker is to assist us with those calls for service involving anyone who has them and we ask for your partnership in identifying your loved one’s special needs beforehand,” said Chief of Police Philip L. Gonshak.

Stickers are available to the public and may be obtained at the Seal Beach Police Department lobby located at 911 Seal Beach Boulevard, Seal Beach, CA 90740 or the Seal Beach Police Sub-Station located at 820 Ocean Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740, during normal business hours. For more information, please contact Corporal Joe Garcia at [email protected] or (562) 799-4100 ext. 1649.

This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.