MCSO and Community Groups Introducing 'Project Lifesaver'

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with several community organizations to create a search and rescue program to keep people who tend to wander off, safe.

The Sheriff’s Office is introducing ‘Project Lifesaver,’ which is a collaborative partnership with AutismUp, the Alzheimer's Association, and the Mary Cariola Children’s Center.

The program is intended to help find people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, Down Syndrome, Dementia or other cognitive disorders if they wander off, or become disoriented.

Participants in the program wear watch-sized transmitters that law enforcement officials will be able to track if a caregiver calls 911 to report their loved one missing.

Right now the sheriff's office has two transmitters and five search specialists.

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