Brookline Homesafe Program

The Brookline Homesafe Program is a collaborative effort between the Brookline Police, the Brookline Community Mental Health Center, and Brookline Council on Aging that combines the safety planning resources of the collaborative agencies with SafetyNet by Lojack technology.

Once enrolled in the SafetyNet™ program, your loved one wears a SafetyNet™ Bracelet 24 hours a day. Each Bracelet emits a signal on a channel used by law enforcement for tracking people at risk. Each client is assigned a frequency and unique digital ID verification number.

Should a wandering event occur:

1. Contact Brookline Police.

2. The Brookline Police will respond immediately, and begin to track the Radio Frequency signal being emitted from the SafetyNet Bracelet. Brookline Police personnel will have access to the secure database of key client information (such as physical description, medical condition, de-escalation techniques, etc.) to assist in the search and rescue operation.

3. Once public safety officers locate your loved one, they would be able to rescue and return him or her home safely.

The SafetyNet™ bracelet is easy to use—it only requires one battery change every six months and unlike GPS or cellular-based systems, SafetyNet™'s Radio Frequency technology can work in places such as a densely wooded area, buildings and shallow water. Because of the reliability of our technology and the SafetyNet™ service's direct integration with public safety agencies, it offers a way of quickly rescuing lost loved ones and bringing them home safely.

The cost of the bracelet is currently $30.00 per month, but due to a generous grant from the Hamilton Company Charitable Fund, we are happy to announce that this program can be available to a family in need at little or no cost.

For more information on this program, please contact Officer James Reardon at (617) 730-2786 or email jreardon@brooklinema.gov