In 2009, the Illinois Premise Alert Program (Public Act 96 – 0788) was enacted. The program encourages people with disabilities or special needs, or their caregivers, to provide information to police, fire and EMS personnel that will allow them to more effectively respond to emergency situations involving citizens with these needs.
For the purpose of the Premise Alert Program, “disability” and “special needs individuals” are defined as follows:
- “Disability” means an individual’s physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities; a record of such impairment; or when the individual is regarded as having such impairment.
- “Special needs individuals” means those individuals who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by individuals generally. “Special needs individuals” includes, but is not limited to, an individual with a medical impairment that requires the use of pressurized oxygen.
The information gathered as part of the Program remains strictly confidential and is used only by police, fire and EMS personnel to provide services to the individual. The provision of special needs information will not result in preferential treatment.
Information is stored in hard copy form and also electronically in the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system at Tri-Com Central Dispatch. Tri-Com Central Dispatch is the 911 Center for the police, fire and ambulance services of St Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Elburn and Sugar Grove. Tri-Com also handles emergency communications for South Elgin Police, North Aurora Fire Protection District and Waubonsee Campus Police.
Information is kept on file for two years at which point you may submit your information again.
Click here to download an Illinois Premise Alert Program Enrollment Form. Forms are also available at the Village of Sugar Grove Police Department. Forms may be completed by the individual or a parent/guardian. Forms should be returned to:
Village of Sugar Grove Police Department
10 S. Municipal Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
For more information or assistance, please contact the Police Department at 630-391-7250.