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Friday, May 19, 2017

Milton police to launch Operation Safe Return

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.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Limelight Lewis could have used some of the Harley money for a dozen or so of these.

Anonymous said...

Great, I can get one of these for my dog. He's always running off to find a friend...

Paladin said...

Terrific to see this - there is a significant autism population there and this is a good tool to help wandering/elopement

Paladin

Anonymous said...

What a minute where am I? Dawg gone I "forgot to put my watch on. Just go ahead and start microchipping