The Project Lifesaver program is for individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease or related mentally dysfunctional disorders. Personal information such as addresses, personal descriptors, and a picture of each individual are entered into a secure database maintained by the Crestview Police Department.
The program provides each individual with a personalized wrist or ankle band. The band is a battery operated transmitter that emits an automatic tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day, which can be tracked at a range of several miles both on the ground and in the air. The band requires a battery that must be changed every 30 days.
Once a caregiver or family member calls to report the person is missing, a search team enters the area where the person was last seen. The electronic tracking equipment picks up the tracking signal from the bracelet and leads the search teams to the person.
The cost for this program is $50.00 a month, which goes to Alzheimer’s Family Services, Inc. to pay for new batteries and the person’s mileage to the residence.
For information concerning the Project Lifesaver program, please contact the Police Department at (850) 682-3544 and ask to speak to a Community Services Officer.