Project Lifesaver

International Organization - Transmitter for Lost Children With Cognitive Conditions

The Deerfield Police Department is proud to participate in Project Lifesaver. Project Lifesaver is an international organization that provides law enforcement agencies with a rapid response program to save lives and reduce the potential for serious injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, Autism, Down Syndrome, dementia and other cognitive conditions. Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal.

Process for Missing Child

If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies the Deerfield Police Department, and a trained emergency team made up of Department personnel responds to the wanderer’s area with locating equipment. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home and search times have been reduced from days and hours to minutes. Visit Project Lifesaver's website for more information. To enroll, please contact Communications Director Mary Anne Glowacz at 847-945-8636, ext. 7501 or email her.