The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Project Lifesaver is now available in Dodge County. Enrollment is available now!!
Dodge County Project Lifesaver is the newest program available to the residents of the county to assist caregivers of loved ones who are prone to wandering, especially those with conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism and Down Syndrome. The program involves placing an FM transmitter similar to a wrist watch on the arm or leg of the person who is prone to wander. If the person wanders away, the caregiver can contact the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and trained personnel will respond and assist in locating the individual using equipment designed for locating the signal from the transmitter.
Dodge County is among the over 30 counties in Wisconsin that participate in this invaluable and successful program. The startup for Dodge County Project Lifesaver has been funded entirely by the Dodge County Dementia Concerns Coalition through Dodge County Health and Human Services. Project Lifesaver International (PLI) is a non-profit organization and all supplies for the program are purchased through PLI. Dodge County Project Lifesaver will charge a monthly fee of $10 (invoiced annually). All monies received by the Dodge County Project Lifesaver will be used to purchase additional and replacement equipment in order to maintain the program including transmitters and replacement batteries for the scheduled battery changes.
For more information on the program and to sign up, please contact Lt. Brian Loos firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-386-4117. See also www.projectlifesaver.org for additional information.
See the news story from our training: http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/Dodge-County-gets-Project-Lifesaver-309397821.html
Initial press release: https://www.co.dodge.wi.us/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=11053