WHAT IS PROJECT LIFESAVER?
Project Lifesaver is a 501 (C)(3) community based, public safety, non-profit organization that provides law enforcement, fire/rescue, and caregivers with a program designed to protect, and when necessary, quickly locate individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering.
If you have a friend or loved one living with Alzheimer’s, autism, dementia, or any other issue that could affect their ability to communicate, Project Lifesaver program can help both adults and children should they wander away from caregivers and become lost.
People enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small watch-sized transmitter on their wrist or ankle. The Sheriff’s Office’s in Southern Maryland have personnel specifically trained in tracking these devices ready to assist if your loved one goes missing.
The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office says the average recovery time for persons wearing these devices is just 30 minutes. Look below at the county you reside in to learn more.