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Hernando County Sheriff's Office

Project Safe Return


The Sheriff’s Office is making decals available, which read “Inside Is a Person with Autism, Please Be Patient”, available to citizens for personal use. These decals can be placed on the doors and/or windows of residences, as well as vehicle windows, in order to make deputies and first responders aware they may encounter a person with autism.

During both routine calls for service and emergency calls, these decals will alert responding units to engage with citizens who may exhibit sensory sensitivity by utilizing their specialized training on Autism Spectrum Disorders which is required by the HCSO and provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

Citizens may pick up these decals at the HCSO Main Office in Brooksville (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) as well as the District Two Office in Spring Hill Brooksville (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).

About Project Safe Return

The HCSO program Project Safe Return was designed to aid first responders in search and rescue operations for at-risk individuals with cognitive and/or behavioral disorders, who may be prone to wandering and/or getting lost.

Registering for Project Safe Return

If you would like to register an individual for whom you are the legal caregiver or legal guardian, you may complete the following application for Project Safe Return:
Apply here
The information requested in this application is critical in the event the at-risk individual becomes lost. Additionally, providing this information in advance allows first responders to identify at-risk individuals who may be located before being reported missing.