Project Lifesaver offers precautionary methods and equipment to help minimize search time and return individuals safely to their loved ones. Individuals enrolled in this program wear a personal transmitter around their wrist or ankle that emits a tracking signal specific to the wearer. The signal can be tracked by local law enforcement agencies certified by Project Lifesaver.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is a certified Project Lifesaver agency. There are currently 16 officers at the department trained in the program, with a certified officer on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Three adults and six children are enrolled in the program in Grant County. The last four searches conducted in Grant County had an average recovery time of less than six minutes.
For more information about Project Lifesaver International visit their website at http://www.projectlifesaver.org/default.aspx
To learn about enrolling in the program contact Captain Randy Albertson at 765-662-9836 ext. 2129.
- Information obtained from Project Lifesaver International, the National Autism Association, and The Alzheimer’s Association