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DGSO Project Lifesaver DGSO December 19, 2021
Project Lifesaver

In 2023, Douglas County’s Consolidated Fire District No. 1 has taken over operation of Project LifeSaver in Douglas County. If you would like more information or have a loved one who might be a good fit for this service, please visit link:

or call 785-843-2226.

The Project Lifesaver program has trained and equipped the Sheriff’s Office with technology that assists during searches for individuals with cognitive conditions who tend to wander. This service helps protect people at risk of becoming lost, including those with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome or other cognitive disorders. Clients enrolled in the service will wear a wrist-watch sized radio transmitter on the wrist or ankle. The transmitter constantly emits a radio frequency signal, which can be tracked regardless of where the person has wandered. When a loved one goes missing, the caregiver calls 911 and Sheriff’s deputies are dispatched to the wanderer’s area. Our trained Search Specialists use electronic radio tracking equipment in their search for the individual. Using the Project Lifesaver technology will significantly increase the likelihood of a timely and positive outcome in searches for people employing the transmitters.

If you are interested in enrolling a friend or loved one in the program, contact our Public Information Officer using the button below. You can pick up a client profile application at the Sheriff’s Office, 111 East 11th Street, or download the application here. Submit your application to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, 111 E. 11th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. After reviewing your application we will contact you and schedule a visit with the care giver and the person to be enrolled.

Documents available for how to support Project Lifesaver, Frequently Asked Questions, Client Profile and Application, Daily Inspection and Test Log, and Caregiver Instructions.

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