ADVISORY: MEDIA CONFERENCE
South Simcoe Police Service to Launch Project Lifesaver Simcoe
(Bradford, Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service is holding a media conference to announce the launch of Project Lifesaver Simcoe in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.
Media are invited to attend the event on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at The Town of Innisfil office located at 2101 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil.
Speakers will include Project Lifesaver Simcoe co-founder Kris Hughston and South Simcoe Police Service Chief Andrew Fletcher. Members of the South Simcoe Police Services Board will also be in attendance along with community partners including Georgian Bay Volunteer Search and Rescue and Senior Helpers.
Project Lifesaver Simcoe is a tracking tool that uses as FM frequency to assist police in the search for missing vulnerable persons who tend to wander. The monitoring device, worn as a bracelet, transmits a signal that is heard by receivers used by specially trained South Simcoe Police Service officers. The receivers can be used by police in vehicles, attached to a drone or carried on foot. The equipment is used in a number of communities throughout Ontario where it has been successful in reducing search times from hours to minutes, in some cases.
South Simcoe Police Service officers will provide a short demonstration of the search equipment.
For more information visit projectlifesaversimcoe.ca, call project Lifesaver Simcoe at 1-249-888-0249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.