David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 13-209
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- May 28, 2013
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Missing Adult Located Within 17 Minutes With LoJack SafetyNet System
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office aviation unit directed patrol units to the man's location.
- May 23, 2013
- Time: 5:04 PM
- 12909 Lake Ventana Drive
- Tampa, Florida
12909 Lake Ventana Drive
On May 23, 2013 at approximately 5:04 p.m. deputies were notified of a missing elderly male. It was learned that Robinson walked away from his residence and his location was unknown. Robinson suffers from dementia and was considered endangered. Deputies learned that Robinson was wearing a SafetyNet bracelet and deputies were able to obtain the frequency number for Robinson and relayed the information to Hillsborough deputies with the SafetyNet tracking equipment. Hillsborough aviation equipped with the LoJack SafetyNet receiver was able to pick up Robinsons location and relay to patrol units to his location. After approximately 17 minutes of the tracking equipment being activated, Robinson was located in the area of Anderson Road and Elmfield Drive.
In September of 2009, the Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Tampa Police Department announced the launch of LoJack SafetyNet for citizens in Hillsborough County with cognitive disorders. LoJack SafetyNet was designed to drastically reduce the time and manpower involved to locate a person who may wander or become lost.
Each LoJack SafetyNet client, has a transmitter attached to their wrist called the “Personal Locator Unit”. When a client becomes missing specially trained deputies utilize LoJack Search and Rescue Receivers to locate the subject.