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Law Enforcement Agencies in Hillsborough County, Florida Locate Missing Person Approximately Five Miles From Point Last Seen with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

02/08/2017

Law enforcement agencies in Sun City Center, Florida, located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, a 78-year-old man with Alzheimer's was reported missing on February 8, 2017 at 4:30 PM. Authorities from law enforcement agencies in Hillsborough County arrived on location and began searching for the individual. Three SafetyNet tracking teams were deployed, including an Air Wing Unit. A SafetyNet deputy received a good signal from the air using SafetyNet equipment and directed ground units to the area where they found the individual. He was located in under an hour, 5 miles from where he was last seen.  He was in good spirits when found. 

The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing Locate Missing Couple with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

01/20/2017

The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing located a missing elderly couple using their SafetyNet Tracking Systems equipment. The couple was found in the town of Bourne in the woods off of Heather Hill Road. Mass State Police ground units were dispatched to assist. Bourne Police, EMS, the Environmental Police, and the Plymouth Police Department were also notified. The couple was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation as a precaution.

The Massachusetts State Police Locate Missing Person with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

10/06/2016

The Massachusetts State Police located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, a 72-year-old man man with dementia was reported missing on October 6th at 10:30 AM. Authorities from the Massachusetts State Police arrived on location and began searching for the man.  Within two hours, the team picked up the signal being given off by the man’s SafetyNet transmitter and tracked him to his location.

The Lake Country Sheriff’s Office Locate Missing Person with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

10/02/2016

The Lake Country Sheriff’s Office located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ System. In this case, an 86-year-old woman with dementia was reported missing on October 2 at 8:15 PM. Authorities from the Lake Country Sheriff’s Office arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet Tracking™ System bracelet, the individual was located at 9:07 PM on the sidewalk that goes around a lake.  She was just off the road inside of a fenced area. She was returned to her home without issue.  She stated she had just gotten lost.

The Massachusetts State Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) Locate Missing Person at

09/27/2016

The Massachusetts State Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ System. In this case, a 27 year old man with autism was reported missing on September 27 at 12:45PM. Authorities from SERT arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  Using a State Police All-Terrain Vehicle, troopers with SafetyNet tracking equipment quickly picked up the man’s signal in the massive park and began a track in the direction where the signal was coming from. Within a short time of initiating the track, troopers, along with officers from the West Springfield Police Department, located the man unharmed and returned him to his caregiver.

The Philadelphia Police Department Locate Missing Person with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

08/30/2016

The Philadelphia Police Department located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ System. In this case, a 63-year-old man with dementia was reported missing on August 30th. Authorities from the Philadelphia Police Department arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet Tracking™ System bracelet, the individual was located in under 45 minutes of searching.

The Massachussetts State Police and Boston Police Department Locate Missing Person with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

06/27/2016

The Massachussetts State Police and Boston Police Department located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ System. In this case, a 21-year-old man with Down Syndrome was reported missing on June 27 at 12:20 PM. Authorities from the Massachussetts State Police and Boston Police Department arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  During the course of the search, the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing was notified of the situation and they responded with a helicopter and a trained trooper with SafetyNet tracking equipment. At approx. 3:30PM, the MSP helicopter crew picked up the signal from the man’s SafetyNet bracelet in the area of the Ashmont “T” Station and notified the BPD of this information. BPD officers equipped with SafetyNet tracking equipment on the ground responded to this area, also picked up the signal, and located the man within minutes. The man was unharmed and was returned home by Boston Police.

The Bensalem Township Police Locate Missing Person Approximately 2 Miles From Point Last Seen with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

05/04/2016

The Bensalem Township Police located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ System. In this case, a child with autism was reported missing on May 4th at 6:24 PM. Authorities from the Bensalem Township Police arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet Tracking™ System bracelet, the individual was located at 7:00 PM approximately 2 miles from the last location seen.

The Boston Police Locate Missing Person in Wooded Area with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

05/01/2016

The Boston Police located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ System. In this case, a person with dementia was reported missing on May 1st at 12:00 PM. Authorities from the Boston Police arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet Tracking™ System bracelet, the individual was located at 1:00 PM in wooded area.

The Massachusetts State Police Locate Missing Person Approximately 2 Miles From Point Last Seen with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

06/21/2015

The Massachusetts State Police located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, a 60-year-old man man with a head injury was reported missing on June 20th at 8:54 PM. Authorities from the Massachusetts State Police arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet Tracking bracelet, the individual was located at 1:57 AM approximately 2 miles from the last location seen.

Law Enforcement Agencies in Palm Beach County, Florida Locate Missing Person with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

06/12/2015

Law enforcement agencies in Palm Beach County, FL, located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, an 84-year-old man woman with Alzheimer’s was reported missing on June 12th at 11:48 AM. Authorities from law enforcement agencies in Palm Beach County arrived on location and after following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet Tracking bracelet via helicopter, the individual was located at 12:23 PM - 35 minutes later.

Law Enforcement Agencies in Lake County, Florida Locate Missing Person Approximately ¼ Mile From Point Last Seen with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

06/05/2015

Law enforcement agencies in Lake County, FL, located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, a 74-year-old man with Alzheimer’s was reported missing on June 5th at 11:47 PM. Authorities from law enforcement agencies in Lake County arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet Tracking bracelet, the individual was located at 12:30 PM approximately ¼ mile from the last location seen.

Law Enforcement Agencies in Hillsborough County, Florida Locate Missing Person Approximately ¼ Mile From Point Last Seen with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

05/17/2015

Law enforcement agencies in Hillsborough County, FL, located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, an 81-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s was reported missing on May 17th at 12:21 PM. Authorities from law enforcement agencies in Hillsborough County arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet Tracking bracelet, the individual was located at 1:16 PM approximately ¼ mile from the last location seen.

Law Enforcement Agencies in Palm Beach County, Florida Locate Missing Person with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

04/22/2015

Law enforcement agencies in Palm Beach County, FL, located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, a 33-year-old man with Down Syndrome was reported missing on April 22ndth at 8:20 PM. Authorities from law enforcement agencies in Palm Beach County arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet Tracking bracelet, the individual was located at 10:15 PM.

Law Enforcement Agencies in Miami-Dade County, Florida Locate Missing Person Approximately 100 Blocks Away From Point Last Seen with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

04/14/2015

Law enforcement agencies in Miami-Dade County, FL, located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, an 84-year-old man with Alzheimer’s was reported missing on April 13th at 2:00 PM. Authorities from law enforcement agencies in Miami-Dade County arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet Tracking bracelet, the individual was located approximately 100 blocks away from the last location seen at 5:15 PM.

Law Enforcement Agencies in Hillsborough County, Florida Locate Missing Person Approximately Five Miles From Point Last Seen with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

11/24/2014

Law enforcement agencies in Hillsborough County, FL, located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, a 20-year-old man with autism was reported missing on November 24th, 2014 at 1:00 PM. Authorities from law enforcement agencies in Hillsborough County arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  The Aviation Unit was deployed and picked up the client’s signal shortly after arriving in the general area and alerted ground units as to the location of the signal’s origin. Within minutes of this notification, the individual was located at 4:19 PM approximately five miles from the last location seen. He was located on the 1-75 overpass that crosses over the Alafia River.

Law Enforcement Agencies in Norfolk County, MA, Locate Missing Person with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

10/02/2014

Law enforcement agencies in Norfolk County, MA, located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, a 52-year-old man with autism was reported missing from his home on Oct. 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Authorities from law enforcement agencies arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet Tracking bracelet, the individual was located, approximately one hour after being reported missing. 

Law Enforcement Agencies in Broward County, Florida Locate Missing Person Approximately Two Miles Away From Point Last Seen with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

09/21/2014

Law enforcement agencies in Broward County, FL, located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, a 48-year-old man with cognitive issues was reported missing from his home on Sept. 21, 2014 at 8:00 AM. Authorities from law enforcement agencies in Broward County arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet Tracking bracelet, the individual was located approximately two miles away from the last location seen. 

Authorities Locate Missing Person in Tampa, Florida

09/10/2014

An 80-year-old man with Alzheimer’s and diabetes was reported missing in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 10 at 12:58 P.M. Officers from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrived on location and began searching for the individual. After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located at 1:32 P.M., approximately 12 minutes after deployment of deputies and the SafetyNet Tracking equipment and was also found to be in good condition

 

Authorities Locate Missing Person in Brandon, Florida

08/22/2014

A 75-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s was reported missing in Brandon, Florida on Aug. 22 at 5:30 P.M. Officers from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrived on location and began searching for the individual. After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located at 6:10 P.M.,  approximately 11 minutes after deployment of deputies and the SafetyNet Tracking equipment and was found in good condition.

Miami Police Department, Assisted by the Miami-Dade Police Department, Locates Missing Person Approximately Two Miles Away From Point Last Seen with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

08/11/2014

The Miami Police Department, assisted by the Miami-Dade Police Department, located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, a 56-year-old man with dementia was reported missing from his home on Aug. 10 at 8:30 PM. Officers from the Miami Police Department arrived at location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located approximately two miles away from the last location seen.                                                                                                                         

 

 

Newark Police Department, Assisted by the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, Locates Missing Person Five Blocks Away From Point Last Seen with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

08/11/2014

The Newark Police Department, assisted by the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, an 88-year-old man with Alzheimer’s was reported missing from his Newark home on Aug. 11 at 8:00 PM. Authorities arrived at location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located approximately five blocks away from the last location seen.

Fort Lauderdale Police Department Locates Missing Person for the Fifth Time With the SafetyNet Tracking™ System

07/16/2014

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, a 55-year-old man with dementia was reported missing from his home on July 16 at 9:31 AM. Authorities from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located approximately a half mile away from the last location seen.  It was the fifth time in two  and a half months SafetyNet equipment was used to rescue the individual; he was also rescued on May 5, May 29, June 6 and June 16.

Hialeah Police Department Locates Missing Person Four Blocks Away From Point Last Seen with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

07/12/2014

The Hialeah Police Department located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, a 55-year-old man with dementia was reported missing from West Avenue in Hialeah, Florida on July 12 at 4:57 PM. Authorities from the Hialeah Police Department arrived at location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located approximately four blocks away from the last location seen. 

Authorities in Tampa, Florida Locate Missing Person With SafetyNet Tracking™ System

07/03/2014

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office located a missing person on July 3 using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In Tampa, Florida, a 22-year-old man with a cognitive impairment was reported missing on July 3 at 2:27 PM. Authorities arrived on location and began searching for the individual. After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located approximately one mile away from the last point less than an hour after he was reported missing.

Authorities in St. Paul, Minnesota Locate Missing Child With SafetyNet Tracking™ System

07/01/2014

The St. Paul, Minnesota Police Department, assisted by the St. Paul, Minnesota Fire Department, located a missing child with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system.  A 10-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome was reported missing on July 1 at 8:45 PM.  Authorities arrived on location and began searching for the individual. After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located approximately four blocks away from the last point seen.

17-Year-Old with Down Syndrome Located with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

06/15/2014

In Milford, Massachusetts, a 17-year-old boy with Down syndrome was reported missing on June 15 at 4:21 PM. Officers from the Milford Police department arrived on location and began searching for the individual. After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located approximately a mile from the last point seen about thirty minutes after he was reported missing. The child was found hiding in the rear wheel well of an unoccupied tractor trailer that was backed into a loading dock.

14-Year-Old Boy with Autism Located With SafetyNet Tracking™ System

06/14/2014

In St. Paul, Minnesota, a 14-year-old boy with autism was reported missing on June 14 at 11:14 AM. Officers from the Ramsey County Sheriff’s department arrived on location and began searching for the individual. Members of the St. Paul Fire Department also assisted with the tracking process. After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located approximately 1.5 miles from the last point seen about thirty minutes after he was reported missing.

Fort Lauderdale Police Department Locates Missing Person For the 3rd Time

06/06/2014

Fort Lauderdale Police Department locate a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ service. In this case, a 55-year-old man with dementia was reported missing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on June 6 at 8:47 A.M. Officers from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department arrived on location and began searching for the individual. After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located approximately a half a mile away from the point he was last seen, in good condition. It was the third time in two months SafetyNet equipment had been used to rescue the individual; he was also rescued on May 5 and May 29.

Fort Lauderdale Police Department Locates Missing Person

05/29/2014

Fort Lauderdale Police Department located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ System. In this case, a 55-year-old man with dementia was reported missing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on May 29 at 10:28 P.M. Officers from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department arrived on location and began searching for the individual. After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located approximately four miles away from the point he was last seen. It was the second time in May that the SafetyNet equipment was used to locate this individual.

Combined Effort of Boston Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Aviation Unit and Locate Missing Person with SafetyNet Tracking™ System

05/26/2014

On Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day), the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Aviation Unit and the Boston Police Department located a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system.  In this case, a 74-year-old man with dementia was reported missing in Boston.  Officers from the Boston Police Department conducted a ground search for the missing person and the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Aviation Unit searched via air. The MSP Aviation Unit officers picked up the radio frequency signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet in the area of Hanover and Salem Streets in Boston’s North End. MSP relayed this information to the Boston Police who then tracked the missing man with the system and located him walking on Parmenter Street in Boston.

Boston Police Department Locates Missing Person 1.5 Miles From Point Last Seen With SafetyNet Tracking™ System

05/20/2014

The Boston Police Department locate a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ system. In this case, a 59-year-old man with dementia was reported missing in Boston on May 20 at 7:45 PM. Officers from the Boston Police Department arrived on location and began searching for the individual. After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located approximately 1.5 miles away from the point he was last seen on Stuart Street in Boston.

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 clients wear a SafetyNet bracelet that emits radio frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers.

Fort Lauderdale Police Department Locates Missing Person Four Miles From Point Last Seen With SafetyNet Tracking™ Service

05/05/2014

Fort Lauderdale Police Department locate a missing person with a cognitive condition using the SafetyNet Tracking™ service. In this case, a 55-year-old man with dementia was reported missing from in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on May 5 at 9:57 AM. Officers from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department arrived on location and began searching for the individual.  After following the signal emitting from the missing individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located approximately four miles away from the point he was last seen. 

The SafetyNet Tracking service is designed to assist public safety agencies in locating persons who have cognitive conditions and have wandered off and are missing.  SafetyNet clients wear a SafetyNet bracelet that emits radio frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers.   

Boston Police Department Locates Missing Person Approximately ½ Mile From Point Last Seen with SafetyNet Tracking™ Service

04/28/2014

80-Year-Old Man Rescued in Less Than an Hour

The SafetyNet Tracking™ service helped officers with the Boston Police Department locate a missing person with a cognitive condition. In this case, an 80-year-old man with dementia was reported missing from his home in the Jamaica Plain Section of Boston on Monday, April 28 at approximately 4:45 PM.

Officers from the Boston Police Department arrived in Jamaica Plain and began searching for the individual, who was wearing a SafetyNet Tracking radio frequency bracelet.  After following the signal emitting from the individual’s SafetyNet bracelet, the individual was located, approximately 1/2 mile away from the point he was last seen, on the corner of Center and Elliott Streets in Jamaica Plain. The man was found unharmed and was returned to his residence by police. He was rescued less than an hour from the beginning of the search.

The SafetyNet Tracking service is designed to assist public safety agencies in locating persons who have cognitive conditions and have wandered off and are missing.  SafetyNet clients wear a SafetyNet bracelet that emits radio frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers.

The SafetyNet Tracking service is available in various coverage areas.  For more information on the SafetyNet Tracking service and coverage areas, please contact (877) 4-FINDTHEM (877-434-6384) or visit www.safetynetby.com .  

54-Year-Old Man Located by Agencies Using SafetyNet Equipment

03/29/2014

At approximately 8:45PM on Saturday 3/29, a 54 -year-old SafetyNet client with a cognitive condition went missing from a group residence in downtown Boston. Boston Police and Massachusetts State Police were notified and both agencies responded with officers trained to use the SafetyNet tracking and locating  equipment. The client was located by the agencies using the SafetyNet equipment and was returned to the home by police. This is the second incident this week involving a SafetyNet client that went missing in Boston and was located with the SafetyNet equipment.

Missing Person Located 1.6 Miles Away From His Home in FL

02/08/2014

Sheriff’s Office Third Rescue in Less Than Four Weeks Using Service

For the third time in less than four weeks, the SafetyNet Tracking service helped deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office locate a missing person with a cognitive condition. In the most recent case, an 80-year-old man -- who lives in an assisted living facility in Riverview, Florida and suffers from Alzheimer’s -- went missing on the afternoon of Saturday, February 8 after leaving his assisted living facility via a broken window. He was found – after having walked 1.6 miles away from his home – only 18 minutes after a deputy from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office began picking up a signal emitting from the missing person’s SafetyNet bracelet.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Locate Missing Person

02/02/2014

Second Time SafetyNet Service Has Assisted Sheriff’s Office in Less Than Three Weeks

The SafetyNet Tracking service  helped deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office locate another missing person with a cognitive condition. In this case, an 84-year-old man  was reported missing from his Lutz, Florida home on Sunday, February 2. Deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the missing person’s home and began following the signal emitting from the subject’s SafetyNet bracelet. He was located 12 minutes later, 0.3 miles away from his home in a heavily wooded area, which is surrounded by water.  He had superficial cuts on his head and leg and was treated by EMS at the scene.

 It was the second time in less than three weeks that the SafetyNet service has assisted Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies in locating a missing person. On January 14, a 40-year-old man with dementia wandered away from his home on Lexington Road in Brandon. He was found – after having walked 1.1 miles– only 37 minutes after deputies from the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office arrived on scene and began following the signal emitting from the subject’s SafetyNet bracelet.

Miami-Dade Police Department Uses Helicopter to Locate Missing Person Suffering from Alzheimer’s

01/18/2014

Earlier this afternoon, the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Aviation Unit was involved in their first missing person rescue using the SafetyNet Tracking service. An 85-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s and diabetes was reported missing by his wife after the man went to get the newspaper outside his home. When he did not return, his wife contacted the Miami-Dade Police Department and officers responded to the couple’s home. The police department’s helicopter was deployed shortly thereafter and approximately 15 minutes after liftoff, a signal from the missing person’s SafetyNet bracelet was identified. The signal was at its strongest near the BJ’s Wholesale Club on Kendall Drive and S.W. 162nd Avenue in Miami. Ground units were advised and responded to the area, where the missing person was located approximately two miles away from his home in good condition. He was then transported home.   

This was the second rescue in Florida involving the SafetyNet service in two days. Friday’s rescue involved the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and a 40-year-old man with dementia who went missing and was located 1.1 miles away from his home – only 37 minutes after deputies from the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office arrived on scene.

The SafetyNet Tracking service is designed to assist public safety agencies find individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost.  The service is comprised of a SafetyNet Bracelet worn by a client that emits Radio Frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Locate Missing Person 1.1 Miles Away From His Home in Just 37 Minutes Using SafetyNet Tracking Service

01/16/2014

The SafetyNet Tracking service helped Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Deputies locate a missing Florida man for the second time in less than two months. In this case, a 40-year-old man with dementia was reported missing on Thursday, January 16th after he was last seen at approximately 12 p.m. The man wandered away from his home on Lexington Road in Brandon. He was found – after having walked 1.1 miles away from his home – only 37 minutes after deputies from the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office arrived on scene and began following the signal emitting from the subject’s SafetyNet bracelet. Ground and air units were used in locating the missing man. 

It was the second time in less than two months that the SafetyNet service has assisted Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Deputies in locating the man. In November, he was rescued by authorities after wandering 3.5 miles away from his home. It was their first SafetyNet rescue of 2014. 

The SafetyNet Tracking service is designed to assist public safety agencies find individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost.  The service is comprised of a SafetyNet Bracelet worn by a client that emits Radio Frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers.

 

Missing Elderly Woman with Dementia Located TODAY by Boston Police Using SafetyNet Tracking Tracking Technology

12/31/2013

This morning, a 78-year-old Mattapan resident who suffers from dementia wandered from her home and was located by an officer of the Boston Police Department using SafetyNet Tracking technology. She was found approximately 0.6 miles from the location where she was last seen. The woman was located inside the Mars Farmers Market at 926 Cummins Highway in Mattapan. Since the woman was wearing a SafetyNet Tracking tracking bracelet, an officer with the Boston Police Department was able to follow its signal and ultimately rescue the woman with his SafetyNet tracking equipment. This was the officer’s first time using the Safety tracking equipment since his training this past summer.

The missing woman, who has been located several times since being enrolled in the SafetyNet service, was found unharmed less than one hour after Boston Police dispatch were notified that she went missing.

This is the second SafetyNet rescue in the greater Boston area over the past week.  On Christmas Eve, a 9-year-old boy with Down syndrome wandered away from his parents, who were shopping at the Jordan’s Furniture Store in Natick.  He was located under a seat, inside the IMAX Theater just 15 minutes after the Natick Police deployed their SafetyNet tracking equipment.

More information on the SafetyNet Tracking Service, which is available for individuals with cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer’s and autism that may cause them to wander, can be found at www.safetynetby.com.

9-Year-Old Boy with Down Syndrome Rescued on Christmas Eve

12/24/2013

On Tuesday afternoon (12/24/13) at approximately 3PM, Natick (MA) police were notified via a 911 call of a missing 9 year old boy with Down Syndrome. The child wandered away from his parents who were shopping at a Jordan’s Furniture Store.

Natick Police and Fire Departments responded along with Mass State Police. Knowing that the child was wearing a radio frequency tracking device that could be detected and tracked Tracking SafetyNet tracking equipment, trained SafetyNet personnel from the Natick PD responded and immediately picked up the missing boy’s signal as they approached the furniture store. After following the signal into the store, police determined that the signal was coming from beyond the walls of the store indicating that the boy had exited the building. Searchers followed the signal and located the boy in a nearby Imax Movie Theater.

The search took only about 15 minutes once the equipment was deployed.

The  child was found unharmed and returned to a most grateful family. The Natick Police Chief said that due to the use of the SafetyNet equipment, a search that could have taken hours or longer was resolved in a very short period of time.

18-Year-Old with Down Syndrome Rescued with SafetyNet

12/16/2013

On Monday December 16, an 18-year-old man with Down Syndrome, who is on the SafetyNet Tracking program, went missing from his home in the Mattapan Section of Boston in the early morning hours.

A 911 call was placed to the Boston Police as well as to the SafetyNet Emergency Call Center. Following these calls, a search ensued which covered a large geographical area.

This search resulted in the man’s signal being picked up with SafetyNet tracking equipment near the Blue Hill Ave MBTA Station in Mattapan. The man was subsequently located and returned home safely.  

Missing Person Located 3.5 Miles Away From Home

11/21/2013

SafetyNet Tracking has helped to locate another missing person. In this case, a 40-year-old man went missing on the afternoon of Thursday, November 21; the man, who suffers from dementia, wandered away from his home on Lexington Road in Brandon. He was found – after having walked 3.5 miles away from his home – by deputies from the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office who followed the signal emitting from the subject’s SafetyNet bracelet.

The SafetyNet Tracking service enables public safety agencies to more quickly find and rescue individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost.  The service is comprised of a SafetyNet Bracelet worn by a client that emits Radio Frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers.

 

Missing Elderly Man Found 9 Miles Away with SafetyNet

10/04/2013

On October 4, 2013, the Hialeah and Miami-Dade Police Departments were able to locate a missing elderly man who wandered from his home. He was last seen by his caregiver at 11:30pm the previous night. Using SafetyNet tracking equipment, and activating tracking units both in the air and on the ground, officers with the Hialeah and Miami-Dade Police Departments followed the signal emitting from the subject’s SafetyNet bracelet. The man was located in good condition approximately nine miles away from where he was last seen. 

78-Year-Old Mattapan Woman Found with SafetyNet

10/04/2013

On October 4, 2013, a 78-year-old resident of Mattapan, who has dementia and is enrolled in the SafetyNet Tracking program, wandered away from her home. After the Boston Police Department and MBTA were notified the woman was missing, SafetyNet tracking equipment was deployed to locate the missing woman. The missing woman was found unharmed approximately two hours after Boston Police and MBTA dispatches were notified she was missing thanks to the SafetyNet tracking equipment.

West Palm Beach Resident Located with SafetyNet

10/03/2013

On Thursday morning, October 3, an 80-year-old resident of West Palm Beach who has Alzheimer’s disease and is enrolled in the SafetyNet program, wandered from his home and went missing. Once the West Palm Beach Police Department was informed he was missing, they deployed their SafetyNet tracking equipment and were able to locate the missing person a short time later.

Missing 76-year-old Tampa Man Found in 13 Minutes

10/02/2013

On October 2, 2013, a 76-year-old Tampa resident with dementia, who is enrolled in the SafetyNet Tracking program, wandered and was reported missing. Once notified, the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office quickly deployed their SafetyNet tracking equipment. Deputies were able to find the man within 13 minutes of receiving the initial dispatch call and he was returned to his family in good condition.

Missing 83-Year-Old Marshfield Man with Alzheimer’s Found by Marshfield Police Department Using SafetyNet Tracking System

08/13/2013

On Tuesday evening, August 13th, an 83-year-old resident of Marshfield, who has Alzheimer’s disease and is enrolled in the SafetyNet Tracking program, wandered away from his home and went missing. After the Marshfield Police Department were informed that he was missing, they deployed their SafetyNet tracking equipment and located the missing person just seven minutes later at  the Two Mile Cemetery approximately one mile away from his home.

The Marshfield Police Department have had several successful rescues as a result of their use of the SafetyNet tracking equipment.

 

Missing Boston Man with Alzheimer's Located in Warehouse by Boston PD

08/04/2013

Derrick Livingston, a 74-year-old man with Alzheimer’s who was missing for nearly 40 hours was found safe, thanks to the efforts of the Massachusetts state and local law enforcement who used significant manpower  and state-of-the-art technology from SafetyNet Tracking tracking bracelet to find him on the second story of a warehouse in the Seaport District (nearly 10 miles away from his home).  The bracelet, which was designed specifically for tracking people at risk, was tracked from both the ground and air by officials.

With the assistance of several local law enforcement agencies, including the Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, one helicopter, the MBTA, and several retired detectives, Mr. Livingston was found late Sunday afternoon.   

Man with Dementia Rescued Quickly in FL

07/16/2013

On July 16th,on 2:22 PM  the Hillsborough County Sheriff's received a call about a missing 39-year-old man with dementia.  He was reported missing by his family. A detective from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office picked up a signal from the man's SafetyNet bracelet at 3:40 PM and the man was located at 3:47 PM. He was found 1.7 miles from where he was last seen and 20 feet from a canal.

Missing 13-Year-Old Stillwater Boy Rescued

06/21/2013

On Friday June 21, 3:32 PM, the Washington County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a missing thirteen-year old boy from the Liberty area of Stillwater, MN. Several officers responded to the area to begin the search along. It was determined at the time of the call that the child was a participant in the Washington County Sheriff's Office SafetyNet Tracking program and could be identified and located with a program bracelet. Upon arrival of the equipment, the child was located in a nearby home fourteen minutes later. Without this beneficial program, this success could not have been so immediate. The SafetyNet program has been a very successful program for the Washington County Sheriff's Office since its inception.
 


 

Missing Man with Dementia Located Quickly in Tampa

06/20/2013

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received a call at 6:12 PM from the family of a  76-year-old man with dementia.  He had been missing for the past 30 minutes. Their patrol unit arrived at the family's home at 6:24 PM and SafetyNet deputies arrived at 6:57 PM. By 7:07 the SafetyNet team was in a helicopter and located the man by tracking his SafetyNet bracelet.  Ground units were directed to his location and by 7:10 PM was with a deputy and taken home. 

He was found 2.2 miles from where he has last seen and was 200 feet from water.

Missing Adult Located Within 17 Minutes With SafetyNet System

05/23/2013

On May 23, 2013 at approximately 5:04 p.m. deputies were notified of a missing elderly male. It was learned that he had walked away from his residence and his location was unknown. He suffers from dementia and was considered endangered. Deputies learned that he was wearing a SafetyNet bracelet and deputies were able to obtain the frequency number for him and relayed the information to Hillsborough deputies with the SafetyNet tracking equipment. Hillsborough aviation equipped with the SafetyNet receiver was able to pick up the man's location and relay to patrol units to his location.

After approximately 17 minutes of the tracking equipment being activated, the man was located in the area of Anderson Road and Elmfield Drive.

 

Missing Person With Alzheimer’s Located 1.5 Miles Away from Home in Less Than One Hour by Miami-Dade Police Department Using SafetyNet Tracking System

05/08/2013

Late last week, an  84-year-old man who suffers from Alzheimer’s was located by the Miami-Dade Police Department using SafetyNet Tracking tracking equipment.  The Miami resident went missing from his home and was located less than one hour after the search began. Detectives with the Miami-Dade Police Department followed the signal emitting from the subject’s SafetyNet bracelet and located the missing person at approximately 9:30 p.m. near a Publix shopping center at the corner of SW 104 St. and Hammocks Blvd. The 84-year-old, who was located in good condition, had wandered one and half miles away from his residence.

The SafetyNet Tracking service enables public safety agencies to more quickly find and rescue individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost.  The service is comprised of a SafetyNet Bracelet worn by a client that emits Radio Frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers.

In the greater Miami area, SafetyNet Tracking is available to residents in Miami-Dade, Miami, Hialeah and Coral Gables.  For more information on the SafetyNet Tracking service, please contact (877) 4-FINDTHEM (877-434-6384), visit www.safetynetby.com or follow SafetyNet on Twitter or Facebook.

Missing Person Located 4.25 Miles Away from Home by Lake County Sheriff’s Department Using SafetyNet Tracking System

04/17/2013

On April 17, 2013, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department was able to locate a missing elderly man who wandered from his home, using SafetyNet Tracking tracking equipment.  By activating tracking units both in the air and on the ground, officers with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department followed the signal emitting from the subject’s SafetyNet bracelet, locating him less than one hour after he was reported missing from his residence. The man, who was located in good condition, was walking in a residential area 4.25 miles from his home and was returned home by officers.

The SafetyNet Tracking service enables public safety agencies to more quickly find and rescue individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost.  The service is comprised of a SafetyNet Bracelet worn by a client that emits Radio Frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers.

In the greater Miami area, SafetyNet Tracking is available to residents in Miami, Miami-Dade, Hialeah and Coral Gables.  For more information on the SafetyNet Tracking service, please contact (877) 4-FINDTHEM (877-434-6384) or visit www.safetynetby.com.

Missing Person Located 19 Blocks Away from Assisted Living Facility by Police Department Using SafetyNet Tracking System

03/08/2013

For the fourth time, a person has been located by the Hialeah Police Department using SafetyNet Tracking tracking equipment.  The latest instance occurred March 8th, when a 62-year-old female resident of a Hialeah Assisted Living Center went missing early in the afternoon. Less than one hour after the subject went missing from their residence, officers with the police department followed the signal emitting from the subject’s SafetyNet bracelet and located the missing person at a city park at the corner of Palm Avenue and 3rd Street. The person, who was located in good condition, had wandered 19 blocks away from their residence.

The SafetyNet Tracking service enables public safety agencies to more quickly find and rescue individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost.  The service is comprised of a SafetyNet Bracelet worn by a client that emits Radio Frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers.

In the greater Miami area, SafetyNet Tracking is available to residents in Miami, Miami-Dade, Hialeah and Coral Gables.  For more information on the SafetyNet Tracking service, please contact (877) 4-FINDTHEM (877-434-6384) or visit www.safetynetby.com.

 

92-year-old man with dementia located by Providence Police officers using the SafetyNet Tracking System

03/05/2013

92-year-old man with dementia located by Providence Police officers using the SafetyNet Tracking System

This is the first rescue by the PPD using the SafetyNet System

Providence, RI- On March 5 at approximately 16:06 hours Providence Police Officers were notified that Harold Winston, a 92-year-old male who suffers from dementia, had gone missing. Mr. Winston fled from his caregiver in the area of 155 Pitman Street, near the Rite-Aid parking lot. He exited his caregiver's vehicle and fled in an unknown direction. Officers in districts 8 and 9, as well as Brown University Police, were dedicated to searching for Mr. Winston. It was learned from his family that Mr. Winston is a participant in the SafetyNet Tracking personal locator system.

Sergeant Michael Fallon, who is trained in the SafetyNet program, retrieved the SafetyNet tracking device and met with Patrolman Richard Esposito, who is also trained in the program, and activated the equipment. Police learned from the caregiver that Mr. Winston has gone missing in the past and has been located in a wide variety of locations ranging from India Point Park, to Butler Hospital grounds, to areas on Hope Street. Forty minutes had passed since Mr. Winston was last seen so police initiated the search several blocks away from his last location in an effort to prevent him from straying too far.

Within 10-15 minutes of activating the tracking equipment, Patrolman Esposito narrowed the search area to the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Pitman Street using the mobile tracking antenna affixed on his police cruiser. Sergeant Fallon and Patrolman Esposito then transitioned to the handheld tracking equipment at which time Patrolman Ralph Caraccia entered the Salvation Army Thrift Store and identified Mr. Winston as one of the shoppers in the store. Mr. Winston was uninjured and turned over to his wife and caregiver. This is the first rescue by Providence Police using this equipment.

"The Providence Police Department, particularly the officers who are trained and certified in SafetyNet Tracking, are grateful to mark the first successful recovery as a result of this device. This locator system will help countless families and their loved ones in the future and the PPD is proud to encourage its continued and expanded use," said Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr.

The SafetyNet service is comprised of a SafetyNet bracelet worn by a client that emits radio frequency signals which can be tracked by local police via SafetyNet search and rescue receivers. For more information on SafetyNet Tracking visit www.safetynetby.com.

SafetyNet bracelet helps Washington County officers find missing Lake Elmo boy

02/25/2013

On Sunday, February 24, at 1:27 pm , the Washington County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a missing  seven-year old boy from the area of the Cimarron Mobile Home Park
and Golf Course in Lake Elmo, MN. Several officers responded to the area to begin the search along with the Minnesota State Patrol helicopter.  

It was determined at the time of the call that the child was a participant in the Washington County Sheriff's Office SafetyNet Tracking program and could be identified and located with a
program bracelet. Upon arrival of the equipment, the child was located in a nearby home approximately fifteen minutes later. Without this beneficial program, this success could not have been so immediate. The SafetyNet program has been a very successful program for the Washington County Sheriff's Office since its inception .

SafetyNet Tracking addresses the risks associated with the growing market of people with cognitive conditions that wander and become lost. SafetyNet includes a bracelet worn by a client that has a condition such as Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome and dementia and who is at risk of wandering.  If the client goes missing, his or her caregiver reports the incident. Public Safety agencies that trains, certifies and equips with special SafetyNet Search and Rescue equipment are dispatched. These trained public safety personnel track the signal being emitted from the bracelet worn by the client. By using the SafetyNet service, public safety agencies can more effectively find and rescue People at Risk, eliminating traditional searches that often take countless man-hours.  And, caregivers gain peace of mind knowing that when a loved one wanders off, there’s a way to bring them back safe and sound.    

 

Missing Elderly Man Located by Philadelphia Police Northeast Detectives Using SafetyNet Tracking Tracking Technology

12/10/2012

Over the weekend, a 75-year-old Philadelphia resident wandered off and was rescued by Philadelphia Police Northeast Detectives using the SafetyNet tracking and rescue system. He was found approximately two miles from the location where he was last seen. The missing man, who has limited cognitive short- and long-term memory loss, had wandered away from a retail store at Torresdale and Van Kirk Streets and was rescued in the 5300 block of State Road.  Since the man was wearing a SafetyNet Tracking tracking bracelet, Northeast Detectives were able to follow its signal and ultimately rescue the man with their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers.

The missing man was found unharmed approximately two hours after Philadelphia Police dispatch was notified that he was missing.

 More information on the SafetyNet Tracking Service, which is available for individuals with cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer’s and autism that may cause them to wander, can be found at www.safetynetby.com.

Brandon, FL Resident Suffering from Dementia Located More Than a Mile Away From Home by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Using SafetyNet Tracking™ System

10/31/2012

A 68-year-old male resident from Brandon, FL who suffers from dementia, was rescued last night after he went missing.  He ended up wandering approximately 1.5 miles away from his home. 

The gentleman was just enrolled in SafetyNet earlier in the day at 4:49pm.  Less than two hours later he was declared missing by his caregiver and deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office set out to find him. The deputies picked up a signal from the SafetyNet bracelet and started checking the area by foot. They began receiving a stronger signal near a church. The deputies asked the church staff to help them locate the missing man. He was found sitting inside of the church and was returned home to his caregiver safe and sound. His caregiver was unaware that he was leaving for the church.

The SafetyNet service enables public safety agencies to quickly find and rescue individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost.  The service is comprised of a SafetyNet Bracelet worn by a client that emits Radio Frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers. 

Transmitter helps authorities find missing boy

09/10/2012

Technology helped authorities find an 11-year-old boy with autism Saturday who went missing from his home in Hollandale, MN.

Deputies found the boy in a cornfield less than 25 minutes after he was first reported missing. A deputy used SafetyNet receiver to track a transmitter bracelet worn by the boy, according to a Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office news release.

This was the first successful track utilizing the system in Freeborn County.

Dispatchers received a 911 call of the missing boy at about 8:50 a.m. Saturday from the 400 block of Central Ave.

Hollandale firefighters coordinated a search with the family, neighbors, on- and off-duty deputies, and the Clarks Grove and Geneva Fire Departments. An off-duty deputy brought the receiver to assist in the search.

Hialeah Resident with Alzheimer's Located More Than a Mile Away From Home by Hialeah Police Department Using SafetyNet Tracking System

07/01/2012

A 69-year-old male resident from Hialeah, who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease, was rescued last night after he went missing and wandered approximately 1.25 miles away from his home.  Detectives of the Hialeah Police Department located him at approximately 7:55 p.m. using SafetyNet Tracking's tracking equipment.  Once the signal emitting from the patient's SafetyNet bracelet was identified, the patient was located by authorities in just 10 minutes in good condition standing outside of an automotive repair shop on the 3100 block of Palm Avenue. 

This is the third rescue that the Hialeah Police Department has been involved with using the SafetyNet equipment

Missing 79-Year-Old Marshfield, MA Man with Alzheimer's Disease Found Unhurt in the Woods

06/25/2012

Shortly after 6:30 pm on Monday, June 25th, the Marshfield Fire and Police Departments were called by concerned family members reporting their father missing.  The 79-year-old man was already missing from his home for 15 minutes before the 9-1-1 call was made. Fire Department paramedics Gary Richard and John Taylor, along with Police Officers Michael Gonsalves and Tim Kelly, responded to the place where the gentleman was last seen.  They knew that the missing man was wearing a SafetyNet™ Tracking® bracelet and prepared to search for him using specialized tracking equipment.

Within minutes of beginning their search they were able to locate the missing man using the SafetyNet equipment.  He was found a short distance from his home, having wandered through the woods.

This was Marshfield's second rescue in little over a month!  

Fast and easy enrollment now available on our website or by calling 1-877-434-6384.

Missing 82-Year-Old Marshfield Man with Alzheimer’s Found Tangled in Marsh by Marshfield Police Department Using SafetyNet Tracking System

05/23/2012

Vinny DiNatale, an 82-year-old resident of Marshfield who has Alzheimer’s disease, wandered away from his home and did not return.  Upon realizing that he was missing, his wife contacted the Marshfield Police Department and informed them that Mr. DiNatale was enrolled in the SafetyNet Tracking service, which enables public safety agencies to find and rescue individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost. 

The Marshfield Police Department and Fire Department deployed ground units to search for Mr. DiNatale, who enrolled in the SafetyNet Service three months ago. Just 30 minutes after he was reported missing, Officer Greg Davis with the Marshfield Police picked up a signal from Mr. DiNatale’s SafetyNet bracelet and located the man nearly one-half of a mile away from his residence.  He was tangled in a marsh area at the bank of the South River and not initially visible.  According to police, if the man wasn’t located so quickly, Mr. DiNatale’s life could have been endangered due to him being tangled and the forthcoming high tide.  

This is the Marshfield Police Department’s first rescue using the SafetyNet system.

Tracking bracelet leads to boy

04/29/2012

A missing 14-year-old boy who has autism was located within 25 minutes last week thanks to tracking equipment used by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department. A search-and-rescue team equipped with SafetyNet Tracking managed to find the boy hiding in a wooded area near his home. Responders tracked a frequency signal emitted from the boy’s SafetyNet bracelet, a transmission that was also received by the Norwell Police Department. The April 18 rescue marked the third retrieval of a person by the sheriff’s department using the tracking equipment.

Missing 73-Year-Old Man with Dementia Located by Philadelphia PD

02/16/2012

Last Thursday, February 16th, at approximately 10:00 AM, a 73-year-old male who suffers from dementia was reported missing by a family member.  Fortunately, this Philadelphia resident was enrolled in the SafetyNet Tracking Program and was wearing his SafetyNet "locator bracelet" at the time of his disappearance.

SafetyNet officials were notified and they worked in conjunction with the Philadelphia Police Department to search for the missing individual.  Officials arrived at the individual's last known location and conducted a sweep of the surrounding area with their SafetyNet Search and Rescue equipment.  Just 30 minutes after arriving at the missing individual’s last known location, officers picked up the signal emitting from his SafetyNet Bracelet.  He was located walking eight city blocks away from his residence.  Besides being cold, the individual was unharmed and later transported back to his family’s residence.

This was the third SafetyNet rescue in Philadelphia in less than a year!

52 Year Old with Dementia Rescued in Hialeah

12/20/2011

On December 20th, a 52 year old man with dementia slipped away from an assisted living facility in the Miami area sometime in the early morning.  When he was discovered missing, the Hialeah Police Department dispatched trained and equipped Detectives to begin searching for him.  Once they were able to pick up the signal within a few miles from the facility, they were able to find and rescue him in less than an hour.  He was found standing on the edge of a canal disoriented but unharmed.  The family was greatly relieved to hear that he was safe and sound.  Below is an excerpt from a letter written by a family member to the Chief of Police at the Hialeah Police Department shortly after his rescue:

“I live in Austin, Texas but I am from the Miami area originally and still have family there. This morning, my brother-in-law, who has dementia, managed to run away from the assisted living facility that he was at in your city. He has been a serious flight risk for over a year and we had done everything we could do to make sure that he wore a SafetyNet bracelet so that if he did run away, he might be located more rapidly. Our hearts sunk when our phone rang early this morning and my wife, his legal guardian, was informed that he had run away overnight.

I was able to speak by telephone to a Detective on the scene who was equipped and trained with the SafetyNet tracking equipment. There was no sign of him for the first hour but the Detective called back later to tell me that he had been found in Miami Springs, some distance away. I spent twenty-eight years at the Austin Police Department until my retirement in 2008 and I know that this is a program that you are not required to participate in but I cannot commend you enough for choosing to take the lead in finding these missing and endangered citizens. These are not just “missing persons”; they are people unable to care for themselves and have little or no survival skills to be on the streets alone. God Bless you and your officers especially in this holiday season when you all have to be away from your families so that you can protect and serve ours!”

We at SafetyNet are grateful for the efforts put forth by our law enforcement partners such as Hialeah Police in helping to bring lost individuals home safely. 

Its stories like these that make being a part of this community so worthwhile.  It is especially meaningful during this time of year.  We wish you and your loved ones a very safe and happy Holiday Season!

Alzheimer's Patient Rescued Tracking SafetyNet in Halifax

11/29/2011

Plymouth County Sheriff Uses  SafetyNet Tracking Service to Locate  Alzheimer’s Resident Unharmed; Had Wandered from Halifax Home

 

PLYMOUTH, MA – November 30, 2011 – Deputies from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s department and Halifax Police successfully deployed Tuesday night to locate an elderly Halifax resident who had wandered from home, using a new device that allowed searchers to locate the missing man in a matter of minutes.

  Local officials reported the 79-year-old man missing shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday, officials said.  Specially trained responders arrived on scene and located the man, unharmed, in a wooded area about a quarter mile from his back door.

“As soon as we arrived, we were able to pick up a strong radio signal from the SafetyNet Tracking device,” said James Muscato, Superintendent for Law Enforcement at the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department.  “We followed the signal with the tracking receiver (and) he was right there in some briars, but otherwise OK.”

Muscato said from the initial notification to finish, the rescue took only 45 minutes.

The Tuesday event was the first time public safety officials have successfully activated the tracking device since being implemented countywide last April.  The Sheriff’s Department, local police departments and SafetyNet have worked together to bring the service to 23 out of 27 communities in Plymouth County.   

The SafetyNet service provides law enforcement with the tools and training to more effectively find and rescue individuals who could or are prone to wandering and becoming lost. It also helps caregivers provide an added layer of protection for loved ones with cognitive conditions from the life-threatening behavior of wandering. 

To maximize resources, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department has trained and certified 20 Deputies on the SafetyNet service.  The service will be used to supplement traditional search and rescue operations conducted by local police and fire departments.

Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald Jr. said the rescue proved the value of the new program, which partners his officers with local police to rapidly respond to wandering situations where moments become vital.

  “This partnership makes it easy to maximize manpower and ensure a fast response. With six rescue receivers in place around the county, searchers are able to grab the closest kit and go.”

Teenager with Autism Goes Missing and Rescued by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

06/17/2011

Combination of Ground Units and Helicopter Equipped with SafetyNet Search & Rescue Receivers Helps to Enable Fast Rescue

On June 16th, 2011, a 17-year-old boy with autism who lives in Tampa wandered outside of his residence and did not return.  Upon realizing that he was missing, the boy’s caregiver notified the Tampa Police Department about his disappearance.  The Tampa Police later learned that the boy was enrolled in SafetyNet Tracking, a service that enables public safety agencies to more effectively find and rescue individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost.  The service features a SafetyNet Bracelet worn by a client that emits Radio Frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers.

To assist with this search and rescue, the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office (HCSO) were notified about the incident and they immediately informed their ground and aviation units about the boy’s disappearance. Shortly thereafter, HCSO helicopter and ground units equipped with SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers picked up a signal from the missing boy’s bracelet.  Just 15 minutes after receiving the initial Radio Frequency signal from the SafetyNet bracelet, deputies with HCSO located the boy nearly a half a mile away from his residence sleeping inside an unlocked car at an auto dealership on North Florida Avenue in Tampa.  The boy was later returned to his residence unharmed.

This is the third rescue made by HCSO using SafetyNet’s technology and equipment.  The SafetyNet service, which has been available to residents in Hillsborough County since September 2009, provides peace of mind to caregivers of people at risk of wandering by using proven technology specifically designed for public safety agencies.

72-Year-Old Woman with Alzheimer’s Located Approximately Eight Blocks Away From Home by Philadelphia Police Department Using SafetyNet System

03/23/2011

On March 23, 2011, a 72-year-old resident of Philadelphia who has Alzheimer’s Disease wandered away from her home and did not return. Upon realizing that she was missing, her caregiver contacted 911 and informed a dispatcher that the missing person was enrolled in the SafetyNet Tracking™ service, which enables public safety agencies to more effectively find and rescue individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost.

Upon receiving the call, the Philadelphia Police Department dispatch notified its ground units. Soon after arriving at the woman’s last known location, detectives with the Philadelphia Police Department equipped with SafetyNet™ Search and Rescue Receivers picked up a signal from the missing woman’s SafetyNet™ bracelet. In just over two and a half hours, detectives located the woman, who was sitting inside of an unlocked vehicle approximately eight blocks away from her home. The woman was later returned to her home unharmed, despite the cold temperatures and the fact that she was only wearing nightwear.

Elderly Man with Alzheimer’s Rescued Within 35 Minutes by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Using SafetyNet Tracking™ System

10/20/2010

On October 20, 2010, a 75-year-old male resident of Hillsborough County, FL who has Alzheimer’s disease went out for a walk with his wife, went missing and did not return home. Upon realizing that he was missing, his wife immediately called 911 and informed the dispatcher that the missing person was enrolled in SafetyNet Tracking™ Systems, a service that enables public safety agencies to more quickly find and rescue individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost.

Upon receiving the call, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) dispatcher immediately accessed the SafetyNet™ Database, obtained the missing man’s unique Radio Frequency number, as well as his photograph and physical description. This information was given to the office’s trained officials for use in their ground and aviation units. Within only 30 minutes, ground units equipped with SafetyNet™ Search and Rescue Receivers picked up a signal from the missing man’s bracelet, which was radioed to the already in-flight HCSO helicopter. The helicopter picked up a strong signal and within minutes, spotted the missing man walking along the street several blocks from his Valrico home. The air unit radioed the man’s location to ground units, which rescued the man who was later returned home unharmed.

Quincy Police Department Uses SafetyNet Tracking™ Service to Find and Rescue Eight-Year-Old Boy with Autism Found Swimming Alone in the Ocean

09/08/2010

An eight-year-old boy with autism wandered off from his home in Quincy on September 8, 2010 and headed for the ocean. As soon as his mother realized he was missing, she contacted the Quincy, MA Police Department. In only 14 minutes, police found the child, who was swimming alone in the ocean waters – 100 yards from shore.

This dramatic story had a happy ending, thanks in large part to SafetyNet Tracking™ System’s technology and the excellent work of local police.

Through the SafetyNet™ Bracelet worn on the child’s wrist, officers with the Quincy Police Department were able to use their SafetyNet™ Search and Rescue Receivers to find the child’s exact location and safely rescue the boy from the ocean waters. Because SafetyNet™ uses Radio Frequency technology, it was highly effective at finding this child even though he was in a body of water. This is a key differentiator from GPS-based systems and can make all the difference, particularly since children with autism tend to gravitate towards water. In this case, Quincy Police Lt. Dan Minton, received a strong signal at Wollaston Beach and was able to rescue the child before any harm could have potentially taken place.