Missing persons program revamped

Missing persons program revamped

Lee sheriff to use GPS, drones, bloodhounds

Drones, bloodhounds, scent kits and GPS tracking devices are part of Reunite, a program the Lee County Sheriff ’s Office is implementing.

Designed to replace the recently discontinued Project Lifesaver, the initiative is a partnership between the Sheriff ’s Office, the Sheriff ’s Youth Activity League and United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee.

“We have upgraded our technology to allow us to locate missing and endangered people,” Sheriff Carmine Marceno explained at a morning media briefing Thursday. “Reunite combines state-of-the-art technology and old-fashioned police work to bring missing people back home to their families.”

The program, still in its formulation state with United Way, will put together several methods of locating someone who has been reported lost or missing....

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