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Silver Alert Program Implemented In Nassau


Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey are announcing that as of today, December 10th, 2009, Nassau’s new Hal Doliner Silver Alert Program has been implemented and is active.  The Silver Alert Program will provide a rapid dissemination of information regarding missing senior citizens and other individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other cognitive disorders to the public in an effort to expedite the search and safe recovery of these individuals.
The Silver Alert Program was approved by the Nassau County Legislature on August 10, 2009 after being introduced by Nassau County Legislators Wayne H. Wink, Jr.  (D – Port Washington) and Judy Jacobs (D – Woodbury).  The local law was named after Hal Doliner, who was a long time resident of Port Washington and died in an automobile accident on March 22, 2008, as a consequence of Alzheimer’s Disease.
“There are approximately 25,347 senior citizens in Nassau County that are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other cognitive disorders,” said County Executive Suozzi.   “The Silver Alert Program, which is similar in nature to the Amber Alert System, will be very helpful in locating these ‘At Risk Individuals’ and reuniting them safely with their loved ones.  I thank Legislators Wink and Jacobs for this legislation.”
“Here at the Nassau County Police Department we have compiled an e-mail list that contains the addresses of media personnel, various law enforcement agencies, business organizations and more,” said Commissioner Mulvey.  “If an ‘At Risk Individual’ is deemed missing we will send out a Silver Alert notification immediately to our Silver Alert e-mail list, and will include the missing persons name, age, physical description, the last location the person was seen and a description of any motor vehicle the missing individual may have been driving.”

jjNassau officials announced a new program, beginning Thursday, that will provide a rapid dissemination of information regarding missing senior citizens and other indviduals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, demetia and other cognitive disorders to the public in an effort to expedite a search and safe recovery.

“Here at the Nassau County Police Department we have compiled an e-mail list that contains the addresses of media personnel, various law enforcement agencies, business organizations and more,” said Nassau Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey. “If an ‘At Risk Individual’ is deemed missing we will send out a Silver Alert notification immediately to our Silver Alert e-mail list, and will include the missing persons name, age, physical description, the last location the person was seen and a description of any motor vehicle the missing individual may have been driving.”

Nassau’s new Hal Doliner Silver Alert Program was named after Hal Doliner, who was a long time resident of Port Washington and died in an automobile accident on March 22, 2008 as a consequence of Alzheimer’s Disease.


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“There are approximately 25,347 senior citizens in Nassau County that are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other cognitive disorders,” said County Executive Tom Suozzi. “The Silver Alert Program, which is similar in nature to the Amber Alert System, will be very helpful in locating these ‘At Risk Individuals’ and reuniting them safely with their loved ones.”

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