June 6, 2019 – Crystal, MN – All 34 police officers representing the City of Crystal will begin using the Vitals™ App later this month to create safer interactions between first responders and people living with invisible and visible conditions and disabilities.
The Vitals™ App provides first responders with crucial information about vulnerable individuals, increasing the effectiveness of situational response and vastly expanding the potential for successful and safe resolutions. Vitals™ enrollees or their family members voluntarily provide the individualized information in this cutting-edge program revolving around technological innovation.
Chief of Police Stephanie Revering said Crystal police officers are excited to use the Vitals™ App. “The Crystal Police Department is excited to partner with Vitals. Our goal is to better serve our community with a tool that will assist our residents who may need our help during a stressful time. We want to provide the best possible service with compassion, integrity and professionalism to our community,” Revering said.
Janeé Harteau, president/CEO of Vitals™ Aware Services, said the company is ready to work with police, community leaders and advocacy partners to launch the service in Crystal.
“We believe that our services are helping save lives, giving people and families more peace of mind and assisting first responders interact more effectively with vulnerable individuals,” Harteau said. “Residents and visitors of Crystal will be safer because of this decision. This gives law enforcement officers a great tool to use when people can’t speak for themselves.”
Vitals™ Aware Services was launched in August of 2017 in partnership with the Autism Society of Minnesota. Approximately 60 first responding agencies and communities, most located in the State of Minnesota, are currently using the community-based service.
For more details on the Vitals™ App and the company’s mission, please contact Stan Alleyne at 612-704-6621.
About Vitals™ Aware Services
Vitals™ works by equipping first responders with information voluntarily provided by Vitals™ enrollees. Law enforcement and other first responders download the Vitals™ First Responder app on their cellphones. The service allows a vulnerable person to register online, then wear a beacon that takes the form of a keychain, necklace, debit card or bracelet. An Android phone can also serve as the beacon. When a Vitals™ user comes within 80 feet of an officer or first responder equipped with the service, the officer will get a notification about the person’s diagnosis and how they may best interact with them.
To learn more about Vitals™, go to www.thevitalsapp.com.