Clearwater County Sheriffs Office Provides Update on Project LifeSaver
Bagley, MN — An update from the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office and their new involvement in 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.
Project Lifesaver relies on proven radio technology and specially trained search and rescue teams. Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small transmitter on the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized frequency signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. The first responders will then use the client’s individualized frequency to locate the position of the individual. The knowledge given from the community policing courses is best applied in this situation because the first responders will know how to best approach the client once found, and allow them to be brought back to safety.
Clearwater County Sheriff Darren Halverson says their officers will soon be complete with the training and are now able to work with families to get them enrolled in the program.
If you would like more information about the Project Lifesaver program, contact the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office at 218-694-6226 and speak with a representative of the program.