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Project Lifesaver International is a non-profit organization that uses the latest technology to locate and rescue missing persons in as little time possible. Its services are primarily used by the families of those at risk to wandering or getting lost, commonly those with Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Autism, and Down Syndrome.

Project Lifesaver uses the most reliable electronic tracking equipment. Clients enrolled in the program wear a small personalized transmitter around their wrist or ankle. If a client goes missing, a caregiver notifies a Project Lifesaver agency, like the Darien Police Department, and a trained team responds with a mobile locator tracking system that detects the client’s individualized tracking signal. The average recovery time for Project Lifesaver clients is 30 minutes, 95% less time than standard operations.

Recently, the Darien Police Department has partnered with Project Lifesaver in order to provide its services for members of the Darien community. A team of Darien Police officers has received training from Project Lifesaver in search and rescue, and in the use of the latest electronic tracking systems. In addition, members have been trained to successfully communicate with those who have a propensity to wonder; they are knowledgeable of the techniques used to gain the trust of those who may be disoriented and anxious.

To learn more about Project Lifesaver or to sign up for the program contact Lt. John Lawlor at (203) 662-5342 or email projectlifesaver@darienct.gov  Click here for application

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