The Project Lifesaver program has been implemented by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to provide enhanced support and assistance to Pickens County residents who are primary caregivers for an individual suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia disorder as well as families of children afflicted with Down Syndrome, autism, traumatic brain injuries or cognitive impairments.
These individuals might be prone to wander away from home and become confused or lost. Project Lifesaver allows for a proactive response by law enforcement if this happens. This not only saves time and manpower but also, gives caregivers and families peace of mind and reassurance that all possible resources will be utilized in the effort to locate and return their loved one home safely.
Participants in the Project Lifesaver program wear a wrist or ankle bracelet equipped with a transmitter which emits a tracking signal. When caregivers notify the Sheriff's Office that the person is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the patients area and starts searching with the mobile locater tracking system.
Project Life Saver tracking bracelet's are available for persons who might be mentally challenged in some fashion, persons who might possible become lost or disorientated.
Tracking devices have a distance capability of up to 2 miles.
Devices are available for the nominal fee of $10.00 per month.
Please contact the Sheriff's Office at (205) 367-2000 for further information.