LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County Wednesday began a new tracking service to help locate people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or Autism who go missing.
The program, called L.A. Found, will allow users to voluntarily wear trackable bracelets. When people with the bracelets are reported missing, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department will then use handheld or helicopter receivers to track and locate them.READ MORE: Public Health Officials Lift Warnings For Certain LA County Beaches
“So if a person was to go missing, they would call 911 and they would notify dispatchers if the missing person was wearing a Project Lifestyle bracelet,” LASD Sgt. Kevin Tiwari told CBS2.READ MORE: Fourth Officer Who Responded To January 6 Attack Dies By Apparent Suicide
Authorities would be given the bracelet’s frequency, which would then be entered into a receiver that could be detected by a tracker device within a mile, according to Tiwari. The missing person’s precise location would be triangulated with the help of the trackers and also with the LASD’s aerial bureau, which has up to a five-mile radius.
The bracelet costs $325 plus tax and shipping.MORE NEWS: 'People On This Block Are Hurting': More Allegations Pinned On LAPD In Aftermath Of South LA Fireworks Explosion
If you are interested in getting one for yourself or someone else, visit LAFound.com for more info.