CodeRED Aids in Locating Missing Person (Learn More – Video)


On Wednesday at about 10:00pm, The Olivia Police Department in Minnesota responded to a report of a missing person from the area of 1000 block of Maple Ave West.

The Olivia Police Department says in a news release that an adult male had left his residence with the aid of his walker and was missing. A quick search of the immediate area did not produce any results.

Mutual aid was requested to assist the Olivia Police Department. Assisting at the scene was the Renville County Sheriff’s Office including K-9 officer Duke, Minnesota State Patrol, Danube, Renville and Buffalo Lake Police Departments.

The Olivia Fire Department was called out to assist in facilitating an extensive ground search.

The CodeRED notification system in place for the Olivia residents was utilized asking for residents in the immediate area to assist in checking their property, including the sheds and garages, for the missing individual.

(What is CodeRED? A high speed emergency notification solution, designed to notify millions of people in minutes. Courtesy of Emergency Communications Network and YouTube)

The subject was located shortly after midnight and was taken to Renville County Hospital to be checked out for any possible injuries.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for the CodeRED community notification system for not only weather alerts but also other notices that may impact those living in Olivia.

To sign up for the CodeRED notification system go to the City of Olivia website at

As always the Olivia Police Department encourage citizens to report any suspicious incidents that are happening in and around our community to the Olivia Police Department at 320-523-2700 or call 911 if something needs immediate attention.

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