Police Beat

Local cops offer support for Toodyay’s ageing population

TOODYAY’s ageing population is planned to benefit from a new safety program being rolled out by local police.

It encourages residents with dementia, autism or other cognitive impairments to wear identity bracelets to help get them home safely if they go missing.

The bracelets can help save local residents with memory loss from being lost for hours, particularly if they don’t remember their own names or where they live.

It also helps police to avoid being diverted from law enforcement work to extensive searches where there may be few if any clues to a missing person’s whereabouts.

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