ID program helps bring missing people back sooner

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The Abbotsford Police Department and MedicAlert Foundation Canada have partnered for a program to ensure that those with autism, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or a cognitive brain injury who go missing can be helped by first responders and brought safely home sooner.

MedicAlert Connect Protect gives police officers 24-hour quick access to a registered subscriber’s photo, identity, past wandering history, and other vital emergency information through their MedicAlert medical IDs.

This information will help officers search more efficiently, increasing the chances that those who go missing are reunited with their loved ones sooner.

Officers called to an emergency involving a MedicAlert subscriber will also have access to vital information which may be necessary to save a life.

“Finding someone who is lost and unable to tell you who they are or where they are from may be a challenge for us, but is a crisis for that person and their family. This resource helps us find someone who needs to be found and gets that person back to where they are safe,” said Police Chief Bob Rich.

For more information on MedicAlert Connect Protect service and special offers for Abbotsford residents, visit


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