Milwaukee Police Door Alarm Gift to Reduce Missing Persons Cases

The Milwaukee Police Department distributed door alarm systems to city residents on Friday, December 17.

MPD launched the new Door Alarm Program to help families with loved ones who have been diagnosed with memory impairment. Alarms prevent people from leaving their homes without a loved one knowing.

“I hope we can prevent them from becoming missing or missing in our department,” said Keyona Vines.

MPD distributes door alarm systems

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The MPD’s sensitive crimes division said that over the past year there has been an increase in the number of residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s leaving their homes in the middle of the night. It is especially dangerous when temperatures drop.

“They don’t always have the proper clothes like winter coats or even shoes, in fact,” Vines said.

MPD distributes door alarm systems

Funded by the Milwaukee Police Foundation, MPD can provide 150 families with two alarms free of charge – one for a front door, the other for a back door.

“We go to the doorframe, we go to the door. It’s a magnetic connection, so once the door opens, an alarm will go off, and it’ll alert everyone in the household that someone is leaving. or come into the house, ”Vines said. .

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Police will install the alarms next week. Anyone who missed registration on Friday should call the police.

Another way to prevent missing persons cases is the alarm system. MPD urges anyone whose loved one is missing to immediately call the police.

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