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DOVER, MA – The Dover Police Department has added its newest asset to help keep safe their most at-risk residents. Thanks to a generous donation from the Ursitti family, of Dover, the department received a SafetyNet Tracking System, a service that helps officers locate any individual that becomes lost or missing while a member of the SafetyNet tracking program. This device, when worn by a person at risk of wandering or getting lost, uses radio frequencies to allow the Dover Police to locate the individual, sometimes within minutes of the initial report.
“This technology could be a great resource for families who have a relative with Autism, Alzheimers, dementia, or any number of cognitive impairments,” said Dover Police Chief Peter A. McGowan. “A family’s biggest fear is having their loved one wander off and become lost, and at risk of the elements and natural hazards. When the Ursitti family contacted me about signing on to the program, it was an easy decision.”
The SafetyNet Tracking system is designed to assist public safety agencies in locating persons who have cognitive conditions and have wandered off and are missing. SafetyNet Tracking clients wear a SafetyNet bracelet that emits radio frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Tracking Search and Rescue Receivers.
The Safety Net Tracking System has a 100% success rate of locating missing persons who are wearing their device. To date, well over 500 lives have been saved with this system.
Dover officers attended a classroom segment of training, followed by a hands-on practical portion. Officers were able to locate transmitters secreted around Dover while in vehicles and on foot, and each was amazed at the effectiveness of the tracking device.
For more information on the SafetyNet Tracking system and coverage areas, please contact 877-434-6384 or visit safetynettracking.com.
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