The Milton Police Department hopes a new grant-funded device will ensure that those who wander are not lost.
In coming months, the department will purchase six trackers for a new Operation Safe Return project. The trackers, which look just like a watch, are meant to be worn by people who suffer from dementia, Alzheimer's, autism or similar conditions and would help family members and police find them quickly in case they go missing.
“The point is to provide peace of mind for families,” said Chief Robert Longo. He said Criminal Justice Council grant money will cover the purchase of up to six trackers, which cost an average of $300 each.
Longo said his department will be the first in Sussex County to initiate this project, although New Castle County has a similar program through the nationally affiliated Project Lifesaver.