Applied in 2013, Citrus Heights Police Division stated they’ve seen success tales come from Venture Life Saver.
CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif — Citrus Heights Police Division has obtained 160 lacking particular person experiences this yr, in line with Citrus Heights Police Division spokesperson William Dunning.
To assist with this steady downside, the police division began the Venture Life Saver program in 2013 and since then 62 individuals have signed up and 5 individuals have been immediately helped by this program.
“The general aim of Venture Life Saver is to make the most of state-of-the-art expertise to help finding individuals who could go lacking which have been identified with Alzheimer’s dementia,” Dunning stated. “We’ve had 5 profitable rescues the place we’ve positioned individuals who have been enrolled in our program.”
Whereas it is unclear what number of experiences concerned individuals on this class, the division nonetheless desires individuals to know concerning the very important program.
“Time is of the essence, and as quickly as we are able to get a unit or a portal officer or a group service officer within the space of the place we final noticed that lacking particular person, we’re capable of just about begin using expertise, and it’s been very profitable,” Dunning stated.
Presently, Citrus Heights Police Division has 16 energetic shoppers utilizing Life Saver half are adults, and the opposite half are youngsters with cognitive dysfunction.
Dunning stated residents who enrolled get a bracelet that they’ll placed on their wrist or ankle. Every participant’s transmitter is assigned a radio frequency that’s distinctive each to them and to their geographical space of Citrus Heights. In the event that they go lacking, police use radio-frequency monitoring tools to seek out them.
“They fill out a packet that we offer to them so we are able to get them entered into our system after which from there we’d ship any person out to place the bracelet on them then after that we keep ensuring that the bracelet itself the batteries are charged, and they’re totally operational,” Dunning stated.