Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department is proud to partner
with local police departments to bring the SafetyNet by LoJack
service to almost every corner of Plymouth County, offering peace
of mind for caregivers of people at risk of wandering.
someone you love is affected by autism, Alzheimer's, Down syndrome,
dementia or other cognitive conditions, the chance of him or her
wandering and becoming lost is potentially high, and may lead
to tragic consequences.
Working hand in hand with public safety agencies, the SafetyNet
service helps quickly find and bring your loved one home, providing
you with additional protection and peace of mind. To learn more
by LoJack online.
COUNTY SHERIFF, LOCAL PDS PARTNER TO
BRING NEW SERVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM AND ALZHEIMER’S
by LoJack Service Will Help Protect County Residents with Autism
and Alzheimer’s from the Dangers of Wandering
MA – APRIL 28, 2011 – A new service that
works directly with local law enforcement and is designed for
people with autism and Alzheimer’s who are at risk of wandering
is now available in almost every corner of Plymouth County. The
Sheriff’s Department, local police departments and LoJack
SafetyNet have worked together to bring the SafetyNet by LoJack
service to 23 out of 27 communities in Plymouth County.
to R: Scott Martin Director Law Enforcement at SafetyNet, Marshfield
Police Officer Ralph Polland, Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D.
McDonald Jr, Hanover Police Chief Walter Sweeney, Kathy Kelleher
Vice President of SafetyNet, Marshfield Deputy Fire Chief Jack
Beagle, and Pembroke Police Officer Rick Tenore.
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.
resources, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department has
trained and certified 20 Deputies on the SafetyNet service. They
can now use the SafetyNet service to find and rescue people at
risk who go missing. The service will be used to supplement traditional
search and rescue operations conducted by local police and fire
Hull to Marion, Marshfield to Bridgewater, our deputies come from
every end of this great county,” Plymouth County Sheriff
Joseph D. McDonald Jr. said. “This partnership between my
office, the police chiefs and SafetyNet 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.”
certified training, ongoing support and Search and Rescue Receivers
were provided at no cost to the Plymouth County Sheriff’s
Department or taxpayers.
the SafetyNet Service Works
Once a caregiver enrolls their loved one in the service, they
receive a SafetyNet Bracelet, which is worn by the person at risk
typically on their wrist or ankle. The caregiver provides information
about the client to assist in search and rescue, which is then
entered into a secure database. LoJack SafetyNet provides 24x7
emergency caregiver support.
Bracelet constantly emits a Radio Frequency signal. Radio Frequency
is the technology of choice because, unlike cellular and GPS technology,
its signal doesn’t rely on cellular networks or satellite
signals and can often be tracked when a client wanders into a
shallow body of water, a densely wooded area, a concrete structure
such as a garage, or a building constructed with steel.
and Rescue Receivers used by law enforcement agencies can detect
the Radio Frequency signal emitted from a SafetyNet Bracelet typically
within a range of approximately one mile in on-the-ground searches
and 5-7 miles in searches by helicopter.
certified training for law enforcement agencies focuses on its
specialized electronic equipment, technology, procedures and on
how to effectively communicate with and approach individuals who
have cognitive conditions. SafetyNet’s secure database contains
information on each individual client enrolled in the service
so that the search and rescue team can have information on the
individual’s personal habits and how he or she should be
approached, spoken to and comforted.
For more information about the SafetyNet service, please call
(877) 4-FINDTHEM (877-434-6384) or visit www.lojack.com/safetynet