Bryan County Project Lifesaver

What is Project Lifesaver?

A Public Safety Program designed to Protect and Locate Missing Persons due to wandering.  It is a rapid-response program that relies on proven radio technology and a specially trained local search and rescue team.

The Project Lifesaver program places personalized radio transmitters on identified persons who may wander away from the safety of their home.  These transmitters assist caregivers and the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department in locating those who cannot help themselves.  

Who is Eligible?

Any person who may wander from their home is eligible for the Project Lifesaver program.  These may include:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Mental Health Disorder
  • Other disorders that result in wandering

The Transmitter

The Personal Locator Unit (PLU) is a small, one-ounce battery-operated wrist or ankle transmitter.  It continuously emits an individualized tracking signal every minute of every day.

If a loved one should go missing, the caregiver immediately notifies 911.  A specially trained search and rescue team from the Sheriff’s Department responds to the area and begins the search. 

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The personalized signal is tracked on the ground or in the air over several miles. The search team can positively locate and identify the missing person.  Search times have been reduced from hours and days to just minutes with Project Lifesaver.

Project Lifesaver is available through the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department and Bryan County Family Connection.  There is a nominal cost associated with the program.