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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

Press Release 08/12/2014

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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

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. 

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.

The SafetyNet Tracking service is available in various coverage areas.  For more information on the SafetyNet Tracking service and coverage areas, please contact 877-434-6384 or visit safetynettracking.com .  

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  • SafetyNet Marketing Communications Coordinator, 781-302-4182