South Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council
Search and Rescue
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
SEMLEC Search and Rescue Training to be Held at Dartmouth Nature Preserve
DARTMOUTH — The Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council reports that members of the Search and Rescue Unit will be training at a Dartmouth nature preserve on Tuesday.
The training exercises will take place on the property of the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust near Cornell Farm on Smith Neck Road. The training will go from late morning until mid-afternoon.
Residents and guests of the preserve should not be alarmed by the police presence.
The officers will be training with Safety Net and Project Livesaver tracking device technology. The devices are meant to help locate missing people who are at-risk, with illnesses and developmental disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Epilepsy, autism and down syndrome.
The officers will separate into groups of three or four and will each attempt to locate tracking bracelets that are hidden in the woods. Each bracelet has its own unique frequency that the officers will follow.
The group will then attempt to locate a person wearing one of the bracelets in the woods, in a mock search of a missing person.