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The Albany Police Department wants to help families caring for people Alzheimer's, dementia or autism make sure their loved ones stay safe.

The department is getting a grant to pay for monitoring systems to help keep track of people who suffer from those kind of cognitive conditions.

"In search and rescue efforts we want to try to minimize the probability of somebody being hurt or injured or lost for any extended period of time so obviously something like this is going to benefit us and it's going to benefit families," said Albany Police Planning and Research Manager Sonya Johnson.

APD is partnering with Project Lifesaver.  That company says it has more than 2,100 successful rescues since the program's inception and the average rescue time is approximately 30 minutes.

Here is what the agency will receive under the grant.  The agency will get 3 transmitters with a 6 month supply of batteries and bands for each transmitter.  An estimate of the value of the equipment, travel expense, and instructor fees is between $5000 - $6500.

The agency will receive:

2 three band receivers

1 five band receiver

3 Yagi Antennas

3 Omni Antennas

3 transmitters

3 six month supply of batteries and bands

9 battery testers

14 additional bands

4 headsets

10 replacements transmitters caps

10 replacement keys

10 replacement transmitter cases

The grant also covers the travel expenses of one instructor to come to train the Agency as well as the instructor training fee.

 

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