(OCT. 30, 2023) – Cherokee County E 9-1-1, in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Communications Authority (GECA), has launched a Logan’s Law database on its website.
The Logan’s Law database gives E 9-1-1 dispatchers information to share with law enforcement and public safety personnel regarding any individuals in the home who have special needs.
“This is a great tool allowing first responders to have more information when answering a call for service,” said Cherokee E 9-1-1 Director Shane Bonebrake. “If you have a loved one with special needs, please consider adding the information to our Logan’s Law database. We want to provide all the resources possible to ensure everyone who calls 911 gets the help they need.”
Logan’s Law passed in the 2023 General Assembly and was signed into law this summer. It is named for an 18-year-old girl with autism and other special needs.
Adding information to Cherokee’s Logan’s Law database will give residents the ability to note any special medical conditions at a particular address.
“If a resident reacts to loud sirens or flashing lights or maybe they are non-verbal, the 9-1-1 dispatcher can provide that crucial information to those responding to the call,” Bonebrake said. “The Logan’s Law database will add to our existing programs in place to aid those in our community who need additional assistance.”
The form is available at cherokeega-911.org/logan. Residents can print the form from the website and return it to the E 9-1-1 Center via email, fax or U.S. Mail, or the form can be submitted online.