In accordance with Sheriff Clarmont’s mission statement to assist the people of Cheboygan County for a safe and secure community, Project Lifesaver was started in 2011. Project Lifesaver is a public safety program designed to protect and locate missing persons due to wandering. A partnership is formed between Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department and the caregivers of those that have Alzheimer’s disease and other Related Mental Dysfunction Disorders (ARMD). The goals of this program are to streamline search and rescue procedures and to help save lives.
Project Lifesaver places personalized radio transmitters on identified persons with Alzheimer’s and (ARMD) who may wander away from the safety of their homes. These transmitters assist caregivers and local emergency agencies in locating those who cannot help themselves.
If a person does wander away from home, Sheriff Deputies trained in the use of the transmitters will be able to locate the signal being transmitted from the bracelet and will then be able to locate the victim. The average rescue time is less than 30 minutes.
Project Lifesaver is funded through private donations and grants. All monies received for this program are used to purchase equipment and supplies to help clients.
If you have interest in the Cheboygan County Sheriff Department’s Project Lifesaver please contact (231) 627-3155 Ext 434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.