BSO Cares

Special Needs Registry


The Broward Sheriff’s Office has established a registry for people with developmental disorders, such as autism. This registry is part of a free community service program that will allow our emergency personnel to respond to and serve our community with disabilities better when our help is needed. This program is available to anyone who resides in or frequently visits Broward County who has a developmental disability diagnosis.Participation is voluntary. 

Here's how it works: 

  • Participants provide important information about the person with developmental disorders. (The information provided is intended for informational purposes only.) 
  • Once a person has been registered, an entry will be made in the BSO Computer Aided Dispatch System.
  • Each person registered will be given an Information Card, which will include the information provided about them that will help emergency responders serve them better when the need arises. 
This is only valid for one year. Annual registration is required to remain in the database.
We value the opportunity to serve our community and thank you for your participation in this program.