DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden Discusses New “Shining Star” Database Program

Sheriff Nick Welden and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is putting into operation a new database for first responders.  That new system is being implemented in DeKalb County, with hopes that it’ll spread across the state and eventually across the nation.

Sheriff Welden joined us via telephone Thursday morning to discuss the brand new initiative, and he shared with us what led to that program first coming into existence, and how it works

That Shining Star database is designed to make top quality care as highly-efficient as possible during critical times – bringing all the important elements together so those in need of assistance are helped quickly, while at the same time being made to feel at ease – and those providing assistance have everything they need from an information standpoint to do the best job possible.

That program will be available to citizens of all ages with special medical needs, such as Autism, Dementia, Alzheimer’s – OR ANY mental disorder which may cause altered behavior.

Again, the process can be handled on-line OR if you prefer to take care of it in person: caregivers, and parents in DeKalb County, can bring loved ones to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 2801 Jordan Road SW in Ft Payne – Monday through Friday. 8:00am – 4:00pm to register and remember, registration is FREE,

For much more information and to hear that interview in its entirety, simply click the link below

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