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July 16, 2012

New Jersey: Silver Alerts Spike in the Garden State

by silveralertbill

New Jersey public safety officials issue 3 or 4 Silver Alerts per week. But due to a lack of awareness, many drivers aren’t even sure what they are.

From the report on New Jersey 101.5-FM:

Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, who was a primary sponsor of legislation to create the Silver Alerts, says, “A Silver Alert means there is a missing person that’s believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment – they may not know that they’re missing, they may not know where they are, and we can all help by being on the lookout to spot them…The system isn’t perfect, but it has been helpful in locating some people that went missing.”

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