Keep wandering loved ones safe
BURLINGTON — Halton police are hosting an information session about a new initiative designed to find lost or wandering people far quicker than conventional searches.
Project Lifesaver has been used by agencies in the search-and-rescue field for more than 17 years. The tracking technology significantly reduces the time it takes to locate a missing person from hours or even days to an average of 30 minutes, says Halton police.
In Halton, police respond to about 500 missing-persons calls
annually, many of which involve vulnerable people.
Project Lifesaver was launched by Halton police in January, with some of its officers now equipped and trained as program operators.
The upcoming information session is aimed at parents, caregivers or professionals that have experienced, or are worried about, someone wandering away.
The talk will include how to register, what the application process involves, the costs as well as the availability of financial subsidies for low-income families, and how Project Lifesaver is used operationally with a live demonstration.
The initial program cost is $400 for a tracking bracelet and batteries.
The information session is for adults only.