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