New OPP/MedicAlert Partnership Could Help Find Some Missing Persons Faster

Polcic would have access to huge database

Ontario Provincial Police and MedicAlert are partnering to help vulnerable persons.

“MedicAlert’s identification services and electronic health information database is a vital link between first responders and the community when faster, informed action makes all the difference. We are pleased to partner with such a renowned organization as OPP and honoured to assist police services across the country in their emergency response work.”

– CEO of MedicAlert Foundation Canada, Françoise Faverjon-Fortin

MedicAlert Connect Protect service gives police officers 24-hour access to a registered subscriber’s photo, identifying information, past wandering history, triggers, de-escalation techniques and other medical information through MedicAlert identification in an emergent situation.

It may also help to quickly locate lost or missing vulnerable individuals, such as those living with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia or other cognitive brain injuries. Officers called to an emergency involving a MedicAlert subscriber will have access through dispatchers to vital information which could save a life.

There’s a special sign-up session today at the Orillia Opera House at 20 Mississauga Street West, Orillia, from 11 am to 3 pm. Others can sign up by clicking here.

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