BATH -- [WENY] Every second counts when trying to find a missing loved one with Alzheimer's, Autism, or a brain injury. The Steuben County Sheriff's department introduced a new program that can save lives.
The system works by using antennas to track down a beacon emitted by the transmitter which looks like a wrist watch. The transmitter can be worn on the wrist, ankle, or placed in a shoe.12 Steuben County Sheriffs deputies were trained on how to use the system. Project Lifesaver also keeps critical information on file to help aid responders in the search.
Sergeant Daniel Brown with the Steuben County Sheriff's Office said, "This just speeds up the search process so much more, so being in the program, not only do you have the transmitter, but we also have all of the information that maybe a normal police officer would not think to ask"
There is a $350 initial equipment fee, and a $10 fee every 60 days to replace the transmitter battery.
For more information on how to enroll in the program, contact: Sergeant Daniel Brown (607) 664-2457 or email BrownDA@co.steuben.ny.us