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Project Lifesaver Program

The Baltimore County Police Department and Project Lifesaver International partnership provides timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for children and adults who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism and other related conditions or disorders.

Project Lifesaver is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that bridges the gap for at-risk populations and public safety agencies. Their program provides first responders with comprehensive training on the use of specialized electronic search-and-rescue equipment, technology and procedures, as well as teaches rescuers how to effectively communicate with people afflicted with cognitive conditions—all of which are essential to a successful rescue.   

How it Works   

Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Project Lifesaver agency, and trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. Most clients who wander are found within the first few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. Recovery time for Project Lifesaver clients average 30 minutes—95 percent less time than standard operations.

Participants in the Project Lifesaver Program must be monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and not live alone. This tracking program is the absolute last step in safety.

Note: Client caregivers should notify their Project Lifesaver organization through the call to 911.


Complete this form to have the client considered for the Project Lifesaver Program. Your submission will be reviewed by the Youth and Community Resources Unit for selection if applicable. Completing this form does not guarantee entry into the Project Lifesaver Program—specific criteria must be met to qualify. You will receive a response within 48 hours of submission.

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Potential Client Information
Does the client have a 24-hour caregiver?*
Does the client drive?*
Does the client have a history of wandering?*
Caregiver Information
Revised December 26, 2017         


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