Individuals who are intellectually or developmentally disabled, or suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss due to injury or medication, may wander away from their home or care facility and become lost or disoriented. They may also have difficulty seeking help from others in returning to their home or care facility. This difficulty can be frustrating, embarrassing, terrifying, and in many cases, life threatening. The person’s relatives and caregivers may also experience fear and anxiety while their loved one is missing.

When the Public Safety Department finds a missing person, they need a simple and reliable way to determine who the person is and where they belong. SAFE RETURN is a program endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Association, designed to provide law enforcement with vital information that can help in identifying and assisting the department.

The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety invites you to register your loved one who tends to wander and become lost. We will maintain a file and a photograph for each participant. If necessary, this data can be used to produce media information to assist in the person’s safe return. To be eligible for the program, the participant must be a Rohnert Park resident. Identification bracelets can be purchased by registering with the MedicAlert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return program by visiting or by calling 1-800-432-5378.

Click here to fill out and print the Safe Return registration form