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Port Hope Police Service Partners with MedicAlert to Protect Vulnerable Populations through Connect Protect Program

Port Hope, ONTARIO (February 14, 2020)  – Port Hope Police Service will officially launch a vital partnership with MedicAlert Canada on Wednesday, February 20, 2020. The partnership is called Connect Protect and is designed to reunite lost wandering, and vulnerable individuals with their families.

Connect Protect focuses on vulnerable populations such as those with autism, alzheimer ‘s disease, dementia, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and cognitive impairments such as brain injuries. MedicAlert is Canada’s only registered charity linking individuals with health conditions directly with first responders via an ID to ensure vulnerable populations receive immediate and focused attention in emergency situations.

MedicAlert’s Connect Protect service provides police 24-hour access to a registered subscriber’s information such as photo, past wandering history, and other vital information. Access to this information is a vital tool for officers as they search for or assist individuals in crisis in order to reunite them with their loved ones.

The Connect Protect launch event is open to the public. Those who are interested in becoming subscribers will be able to sign up for the service on site.

LAUNCH EVENT DETAILS

MedicAlert Port Hope Police Service Connect Protect Official Launch
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
10 am to 4 pm
Information Session to take place at Back Room
Ruth Clarke Centre
81 Mill Street, South
Port Hope, Ontario


For more information please contact:

Stefanie Tan
Manager, Partnerships & External Training
sreinoso@medicalert.ca
416.696.0142 ext. 1109

Staff Sergeant Katie Andrews
Port Hope Police Service
kandrews@phps.on.ca
905.373.6489