Project Life Saver

 Project Lifesaver is a program designed to help individuals affected with Autism and other developmental disabilities who may wander or get lost. Project Lifesaver uses state-of-the-art technology, employing wristband transmitters to locate wandering and lost children and adults.


Children or adults with Autism, Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injuries, Down Syndrome, or other memory-related illnesses wander from safety, time is of the essence. Project Lifesaver is a great tool the Washington County Sheriff's Office can utilize to quickly find a a person at risk.

Project Lifesaver clients are issued a plastic bracelet containing a waterproof radio transmitter. Each participant's transmitter is assigned a radio frequency that is unique both to them and to their geographical area. The bracelets may be worn on the participant's wrist or ankle.

When a Project Lifesaver client is discovered to be missing, a caregiver will report the situation to the Sheriff's Office and specially trained deputies will respond to begin searching for the missing person using Project Lifesaver radio-frequency tracking equipment.

Project Lifesaver is a voluntary program. 

Requirements to qualify include:

Being a Washington County resident

Being diagnosed by a certified physician as having Alzheimer's Disease, other dementia disorders, autism, Down Syndrome or other similar disorders; and

At risk to wander from caregivers.

To sign up or receive more information, please call 518-746-2475.