Safe Return Program

Safe Return is a community resource program for members of the vulnerable population who reside within the City of Bedford. This includes, but not limited to, children or adults who suffer from:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Any Developmental Disorder

The Safe Return program is a database maintained by the Bedford Police Department and is only accessible to public safety personnel. The vital information provided by caregivers or parents will help to assist the Bedford Police Department, in the event the participant goes missing, by activating the following alert systems provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

  • Silver Alert: A person 65 years of age or older who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease OR a person with a diagnosed impaired mental condition and the person’s disappearance poses a credible threat to their health and safety. 
  • Endangered Missing Persons Alert: A person who has been diagnosed with an intellectual disability or a pervasive development disorder, including but not limited to Asperger’s Disorder, Autistic Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, or Rett’s Disorder..


Complete the online form or the printable Bedford Police Department’s Safe Return form and include a current photo and physician’s letter. If you are using the printable form, please bring the form, current photo, and physician's letter to the Bedford Police Department at 2121 L. Don Dodson Drive. Once the form is submitted and reviewed, you will be contacted with confirmation that it has been received. All information will remain confidential.

For more information on the Safe Return Program, contact the Community Relations Division or 817-952-2444.