March 17, 2021
In a law enforcement context, having access to information during a call for service is vital. Having the "who, what, where, when (the why is usually unknown until long after the incident)" is pretty crucial.
Sergeant Stephan Bjes of the Addison (IL) Police Department has led a very creative field intelligence initiative at his agency. It gives officers critical information during encounters with individuals who have special needs, including people on the autism disorder spectrum, people with dementia, and people with mental illness.