Minnesota's Dakota County has rolled out a tech program, Vitals™ Aware Services (Vitals™), to help police and first responders interact more effectively with individuals with intellectual, behavioral, and developmental challenges. Vitals™ allows residents to enroll and provide information about themselves that will help officers in any given situation with that resident. That individual will then be provided a beacon in the form of a keychain, necklace, debit card, bracelet, or even their Android phone. Officers and first responders will receive a notification when a Vitals™ user comes within 80 feet of them. Information offered to officials includes an overall . . .
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