NSW Police to use SMS geo-targeting tool to find 'high-risk' missing persons
Telstra, Optus, and TPG will be responsible for rolling out the new tool.
The New South Wales Police Force has teamed up with Australia's major telcos -- Telstra, Optus, and TPG -- to launch a national SMS geo-targeting alert system to enhance the search for "high-risk" missing persons across the state.
Using the new system, mobile devices in defined areas where police hold grave concerns for the missing person will be sent alerts, a brief description, and information on how to report any sighting of the individual.
NSW Police Force stated the system would be used in cases when a "high-risk" person is missing, which include cases involving people with dementia, children with disabilities, and young people who.....
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