Congratulations to Summit County Sheriff Deputy Wes Dobbins for having recently been awarded the title of ‘TOP COP’ by Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh’s Office.
Deputy Dobbins has been performing valuable research and providing important information for the Prosecutor’s Take Me Home Program. TMH is a secure database containing the names, descriptions, and images of Summit County citizens who have a difficult time communicating and may have a tendency to wander – such as people with Autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, and other developmental or cognitive disabilities.
Should an individual become lost or separated from loved ones or caregivers, law enforcement personnel can search the database by inputting the person’s name, phone number, or physical characteristics in the hope of identifying them and reuniting them with their family or caregiver. Only law enforcement has access that information for this purpose.
Deputy Dobbins played a key role in updating the Prosecutor’s database as well as spreading the word about the program in the community. For his efforts and cooperation, Wes was nominated by the Take Me Home Coordinator Leslie Knoblauch.