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Belmont PD Announces Their Newest Community Outreach Program – Belmont T.R.A.C.

Post Date:01/29/2020 1:11 PM

Contact:  Captain Patrick Halleran, Public Information Officer (650) 595-7430

Today, the Belmont Police Department announced the release of their newest community outreach program, Belmont T.R.A.C. (Tracking & Recovery of Adults & Children).  Through this new program, Belmont families who have loved ones suffering from cognitive memory disorders or developmental impairments, such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia or Autism, will be provided sturdy GPS tracking units to help keep their family members safe.  The GPS units can be instrumental in quickly locating at-risk individuals who become lost.

The program is dedicated to Belmont resident Paul Farmer, who went missing in August of 2019.  Mr. Farmer remains missing to this day, which is the driving force behind the Belmont T.R.A.C. Program.

The Belmont Police Department will only have the ability to track citizens with the GPS units with a family’s specific request during an emergency situation.  The GPS units are being issued free of charge, and the first year of AT&T LTE-M network service is included for free.  After the first year, participants must pay $5 per month or $50 per year to maintain the network service. Participants are also required to utilize their own web-enabled smart phone or computer to track their missing loved one.

To learn more about the Belmont T.R.A.C. program, go to www.belmont.gov/TRAC, or contact Belmont Police Lt. Ken Stenquist at 650-595-7400.

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