WAYNE, NJ - Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik used the first day of Autism Awareness Month to announce the launch of a new and innovative tracking device for persons with special needs.

According to Berdnik, Angel Sense can be attached to clothes, belts, or other articles of clothing discreetly and easily by using a magnetic tool and fasteners. The device is connected to a real-time App for smartphones, or on the web, which allows other to see the device’s location anytime from a number of devices.

Through the device residents will be able to “locate and monitor a loved one’s location 24/7, receive instant life saving alerts and status updates of their arrival and departure to frequently visited locations.”

The Passaic County Sheriff’s Office is the first law enforcement agency on the East Coast to implement Angel Sense, Bednik said, and is making it available to Passaic County residents at no cost. For more information on how to register for the program residents are encouraged to call the Passaic County Sheriff’s Community Policing Division at 973-889-5920.