The Mendon Police Department is proud to announce our participation in the #AutismPatchChallenge. We will be joining over 130 law enforcement agencies across North America for this challenge. For the month of April officers will be wearing multi-colored puzzle block style patches on their uniforms to raise awareness for Autism.
This challenge was started by the New Rochelle Police Department of Westchester County, NY in February 2017. New Rochelle Police Detective Chris Grecco and his wife are the parents of an autistic child. The purpose of the New Rochelle Police Autism Patch Challenge is to promote autism awareness and acceptance in every community. The organization seeks to educate first responders on ways to assist those with autism, who in many cases are non-verbal. Police departments are encouraged to implement or review their training protocols for dealing autistic individuals.