The latest US Census data shows that one in six people have a sensory need or an invisible disability such as autism, dementia, PTSD, or hearing or vision loss. People with invisible disabilities (ID) tend to react differently and get overwhelmed more easily than neurotypical individuals due to various sensory sensitivities. With this in mind, the West Valley City Police Department has partnered with KultureCity so that our officers are now certified and equipped with special tools to provide the best service possible.
West Valley City Police Officers now carry special sensory bags designed by KultureCity to help us better serve people in our community with sensory issues. The sensory bags are designed to help sensory needs in both adults and children and are filled with items that can help lessen sensory overload such as fidget items and noise canceling headphones. These tools, along with first responder training in how to approach individuals with invisible disabilities, can make a vital difference at crucial times.
We are proud to be trained and trusted advocates for those with sensory needs.