Examples of Participant Interaction
Law enforcement officers may encounter Safe at Home participants in a variety of roles and settings such as victim, witness, suspect, traffic citation, incident report, emergency response or even arrest warrant. All are afforded the same address protection once Safe at Home participation is verified.
- Traffic Stops: Once participation is verified, the officer cannot require the participant to disclose his or her confidential address.
- Incident or Crime Reports: Even though the officer may know the address because of the situation, it cannot be recorded. A copy of the participant’s Safe at Home authorization may be included in the report.
- Investigations: If a Safe at Home participant is interviewed as a suspect or even arrested, the only recorded address must be PO Box 1409, Jefferson City, MO 65102
- Accidents/Medical Emergencies: When responding to a scene where a participant is unresponsive, every effort should be made to protect any confidential information that may have been documented once the officer determines the victim is a Safe at Home participant.
An officer should call the toll-free number (866) 509-1409 for help contacting a participant or a participant’s family in an emergency.