The Belleville Police Service has a new piece of equipment in their arsenal to help them locate people who have gone missing.
At a media event at the station on Tuesday afternoon, along with the Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward, Project Lifesaver was introduced.
Training officer Cst. Patrick Comeau says they are actually using old technology to help locate those who have wandered off.
The tracking device can be worn on a wrist or an ankle.
Comeau says there are two officers on each shift trained to use the new equipment.
Maureen Corrigan, the Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward says the program has also been launched in Quinte West, Bancroft and Centre Hastings.
She says this is just another layer of security for caregivers as 60% of people with Alzheimer’s Disease will wander.
Cst. Comeau says the tracking device gives off a specific signal the receiver picks up and the receiver has a 1.5 kilometre range.
The program has already been successful in Quinte West, tracking down one man within 10 minutes of him being reported as missing.