Citrus Heights police use technology to find missing people

The Citrus Heights Police Department, implemented in 2013, announced that success stories are from Project Life Saver.

Citrus Heights Police Department spokesman William Dunning said CITRUS HEIGHTS, California received 160 missing person reports this year.

To address this lingering problem, the police launched the Project Life Saver program in 2013. Since then, 62 people have signed up and five people have received direct support from this program.

“The overall goal of Project Life Saver is to use cutting-edge technology to find people who may be missing and who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dunning. “We have had five successful bailouts where we have identified people who will be included in our program.”

While it is unclear how many reports people in this category were involved in, the department wants employees to be made aware of the important program.

“Time is of the essence, and once we can get a unit or a portal officer or a civil service officer in the area where we last saw this missing person, we can pretty much start using technology, and that’s it already very successful, “said Dunning.

Currently, the Citrus Heights Police Department has 16 active customers using Life Saver. Half are adults and half are children with cognitive disorders.

According to the dunning process, residents who have registered receive a bracelet that they can put on their wrists or ankles. Each subscriber’s transmitter is assigned a radio frequency that is unique to both him and his Citrus Heights geographic area. If they are missing, the police use radio frequency tracking devices to find them.

“They fill out a package that we give them so that we can add them to our system. From there we send someone to put the bracelet on them. Then we make sure that the bracelet itself and the batteries are charged are and they are fully functional, “said Dunning.

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