Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Expands First Responder Sticker Program with Additional Options and Pickup Locations

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Media Contact: Andy Skoogman, 612-919-5918


Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Expands First Responder Sticker Program with Additional Options and Pickup Locations

August 17, 2021 (Minneapolis) - The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) recently launched a simple new tool designed to help both first responders and Hennepin County residents with special needs. HCSO is now offering stickers that can be affixed to a home or vehicle to alert police, fire, and emergency medical services of occupants who have special circumstances to consider.

The program launched in early August with three stickers. Due to multiple requests from the public, a fourth sticker has been added: An Occupant May Be A Person with a Disability.

The stickers are designed to be placed anywhere a first responder may spot it quickly, such as a door or window; on an interior bedroom door; or in a visible location in a front entryway or hallway. Four separate stickers are currently available:

  • An Occupant May Be Autistic or Special Needs
  • An Occupant May Have Dementia or Alzheimer’s
  • An Occupant May Be Deaf or Hearing Impaired
  • An Occupant May Be A Person with a Disability
Set of four emergency stickers

“When emergency services are called, it’s almost always a stressful situation,” said Sheriff David P. Hutchinson. “Everyone being attended to by emergency responders deserves compassionate and informed care. That begins with understanding. These stickers are a simple and effective way to inform first responders of critical information, which leads to better results for all parties.”

Due to overwhelming demand, we have made the stickers available for in-person pickup at our Public Safety Services Division HQ (9401 83rd Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, 55445) and Water Patrol HQ (4141 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park, 55384).

The stickers are available to all Hennepin County residents by filling out the online form here: https://forms.office.com/g/xUN84kS0yt

Stickers will also be available during the Minnesota State Fair at the HCSO booth at the intersection of Dan Patch and Cooper Street, in front of the Merchandise Mart.


Look for more news on the Hennepin County Sheriff's website at http://www.hennepinsheriff.org.