Safe & Found ID bracelet

An excellent idea in line with UK national policy that I instigated back in 1998 for finding Missing Persons when I was a Police Officer.

We didn’t have the same technology back then, but now that we have, we should definitely use it.

This device could also be used be used by parents of autistic and other vulnerable children; or by relatives of those with conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy and angina.

Each year 38,000 people are reported missing in Australia. While 95 percent of people are found within about a week, some 1,600 long remain missing for 3 months or more. The NMPCC profiles missing person’s cases that have been provided by the State and Territory police, who are each responsible for investigating reported cases in their respective jurisdiction.

How to view profiles of Missing Persons. You can also see how to report a sighting or provide information about a Missing Person on the same site.

If you have any information about a Missing Person case, please ring 1800 333 000. Whilst you can remain anonymous if you wish, Pathfinder Investigations would like to recommend that you give your details to make it easier for investigators to make follow up inquiries and, if necessary, take a statement so that offenders can be brought to justice.

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation Inc. is committed to Keeping Kids Safe. It was established by parents Bruce and Denise Morcombe in 2005 after their son Daniel was abducted and murdered in December 2003 while waiting to catch a bus on the Sunshine Coast.  The Foundation was established as a lasting legacy to Daniel and now has two main aims; to educate children on how to stay safe in a physical and online environment and to support young victims of crime. Pathfinder Investigations wholly support their objectives:

  1. To educate children regarding their personal safety (including abduction).
  2. To assist victims of crime, particularly where crime involves children.
  3. To remember Daniel with suitable child safety community awareness events.
  4. To support the families of Missing Persons particularly where it involves children.

If you have a child that has a tendency to wander off or you fear they may be abducted, then this app designed by the Australian Federal Police will enable worried parents, grandparents and other carers to input the child’s description and photo so that, in the worst case scenario, they can quickly pass that information to the local Police so that a physical search can be started straight away.

A fantastic aid for people who get lost in remote locations or for dementia patients who find themselves disoriented.

The Emergency+ app is a free app developed by Australia’s emergency services and their Government and industry partners.

The app uses GPS functionality built into smart phones to help a Triple Zero (000) caller provide critical location details required to mobilise emergency services

When contacting the Police about a Missing Person, be clear about any threat to their life or someone else’s, so that they can prioritise their response. If you are unsure what to do, please read Do I call Police or Pathfinder? first.