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Return Home Registry Program

The Downey Police Department’s Return Home Registry is an innovative program designed to assist officers in locating lost or disoriented individuals when they go missing from their home or caregivers. Because these can be critical times, the program assists in getting vital information to law enforcement personnel to assist in locating your loved ones sooner. 

This voluntary program is offered at no cost to participants. Caregivers can voluntarily register persons who may suffer from illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome or other debilitating illnesses, and children with special needs. This program is NOT for persons who voluntarily run away from home for other reasons and/or have behavioral issues not related to a special need. 

Police Officers frequently respond to calls from citizens with requests for assistance in locating loved ones. This searchable database will provide police officers with the vital information they need to hopefully locate and return your family member. 

The Return Registry will be used in two ways:

  • A loved one or caregiver can notify the police department when they realize their loved one is gone and critical information will already be on-hand to better assist police personnel in locating and returning the individual home
  • If an officer or other police department personnel observes an individual that appears to be lost or confused, they will have the tools on hand to help them quickly identify the individual and return them home

To sign up for this program: