Springfield maintains a special needs registry that allows Springfield residents with disabilities, or access and functional needs, and their families, friends, caregivers and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency. All of the above information will be entered into the dispatch system, which will provide emergency responders with the vital information you provide. Registration is VOLUNTARY. Registered residents will be provided with a free identification card that they can use to identify themselves in Springfield to emergency responders. An officer of the Springfield Police Department will deliver this card to the resident after registration. Please request a new ID card as needed if the applicants appearance and/or information has changed. This will ensure our emergency responders have the most up to date information.