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Project Safe Return

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $34,318)

The Rowley Police Department is seeking funding to purchase Project LifeSaver transmitter bracelets, signal receivers, and necessary training to implement the Project Safe Return program; intended to reduce injury and death of missing individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities. Transmitter bracelets, purchased through the grant award, would be available for free to eligible members of the community who have forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, or developmental disabilities, such as autism, who, due to their condition may be prone to wandering from safe environments. Participation in the program is voluntary and participants, guardians or parents will need to sign an enrollment form, for these purposes. If a program participant goes missing, trained officers will utilize the radio receivers to locate and rescue the missing participants, reducing the time missing and potential injury or death due to wandering.

Date Created: September 27, 2023