West Roxbury District Councilor Matt O’Malley recently suggested an expansion of existing Silver Alert programs in the Boston area, perhaps by expanding the North Star program run by the Boston Police Department. North Star is a voluntary program for parents, guardians or caretakers of children and individuals that may have a tendency to wander or are a flight risk from a specific location.
From Westbury Roxbury Patch:
“It is clear from today’s hearing that the city is doing some great work to protect the city’s most vulnerable citizens including elderly residents with cognitive impairments,” said O’Malley, who represents West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. “I want to encourage and support better coordination and communication among law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, and agencies that serve the elderly so that we can respond as quickly as possible when an elderly person is missing.”