Chief Brian Kyes
19 Park St.
Chelsea, MA 02150
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Contact: Captain Keith Houghton
Email: [email protected]
Chelsea Police Offer Safety Options for Families and Children
CHELSEA — Police Chief Brian Kyes would like to notify the public of two safety initiatives available for children and the elderly in the city.
“The Chelsea Police Department wants to help build a safe community,” Chief Kyes said. “We hope residents take advantage of these opportunities to protect our most vulnerable populations.”
Child Fingerprinting and Identification Kits at Chelsea Public Library
When: Monday, July 27 from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Where: Chelsea Public Library, 569 Broadway
How it works: The goal is to aid parents and guardians in keeping their children safe through this fingerprinting program. The fingerprinting kits can be done in the library at home and the information will belong to the family. The police will not keep the prints or the kits.
For questions or more information, contact the Chelsea Police Department at 617-466-4855.
What: This service helps police find and rescue people who wander and get lost in the city. SafetyNet by Lojack aims to protect residents with autism and Alzheimer’s Disease.
The Chelsea Police Department has been trained and certified on the SafetyNet service. Officers are equipped with search and rescue equipment so they are able to locate anyone who signs up for the program and goes missing. Lojack provides emergency support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How it works: Once caregivers enroll their loved ones in the service, they receive a SafetyNet bracelet, typically worn on the person’s wrist or ankle. Information about the client is entered into a secure database to be used during a search and rescue situation.
The bracelet emits a constant radio frequency signal and can often be tracked even if someone wanders into a shallow body of water, densely wooded area, a concrete structure like a garage, or a building constructed with steel. The search and rescue receivers used by Chelsea police can detect the radio frequency signal from the bracelet within a one-mile radius during ground searches.
Contact the Chelsea Police Department at 617-466-4855 to sign a resident up for SafeyNet. Visit safetynetbylojack.com or call 877-434-6384 for more information.