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N.H. police see safety, savings in 'LoJack for people'


By Derrick Perkins
Union Leader

SALEM, N.H. — Finding a missing Alzheimer's patient or an autistic child is a nightmare for law enforcement and caregivers alike, but now the same technology used to locate stolen cars will be deployed to help.

The Salem Police Department is the first in New Hampshire to offer the LoJack SafetyNet program, said Deputy Chief William Ganley. Essentially, it allows caregivers to equip an individual in danger of "wandering" with a water-proof transmitter worn on the ankle or wrist. It emits a unique digital radio frequency pre-registered with police.

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