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Sheriff's Office receives grant for electronic wristbands for elderly

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The Oneida County Sheriff's office has received a grant to help keep elderly, especially those with Alzheimers or dementia safe. The $4,850 grant from The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties will fund electronic wristbands that will
emit a continous radio signal allowing officers to quickly locate a missing or wandering person.

There are already 16 Oneida County residents using the wristbands. The grant will fund 16 more and will be given to 13 residents who are on waiting lists.

The Sheriff's Office is the only law enforcement agency in Oneida County and one of few in New York to use Project Lifesaver.

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