Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition.
The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain this valuable equipment at no cost to our citizens through several grants. The Northwest Georgia Area Agency on Aging’s Polk County office donated $10,000 and Emma’s Emmbassadors donated $6500. Emma’s Emmbassadors is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps with Autism awareness in our community.
How Does It Work?
Individuals enrolled wear a small transmitter on the wrist that emits a frequency. If the individual goes missing, such as wandering, the caregiver notifies 911 and the device can be deployed to the area to assist in locating the individual. Law Enforcement will only access the person's location once the individual is reported missing. Trained deputies will activate the receiver that guides them to the lost individual.
Success rates are very high. If you would like more information, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 770-443-3010.
If you believe that your family member or person within your care could benefit, please complete the application in it's entirety. You can apply online below. Please note, that though an application may be submitted, not everyone may be selected for the program due to limited availability or qualifications.