Haywood County Sheriff's Office

Project Lifesaver International

Haywoood County Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver International is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization that bridges the technological gap for “at-risk” populations and public safety agencies.

We provide police, fire/rescue and other first responders with a comprehensive program including equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue “at-risk” individuals with cognitive disorders who are at constant risk to the life-threatening behavior of wandering including those with Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, and Down syndrome. Project Lifesaver has over 1,400 participating member agencies throughout 48 states in the U.S., six provinces in Canada, and Australia, and has performed 3,006 searches over the last 16 years with no serious injuries or fatalities ever reported.

Project Lifesaver provides equipment, training, certification, and support to law enforcement, public safety organizations and community groups throughout the country and nation.

The sheriff’s office participates in the program Project Lifesaver. Equipment consists of a transmitter on a band worn by clients, and tracking kits used by officers. The transmitters emit radio frequencies that officers detect with tracking units to locate lost clients.

Please contact Detective Michele Cagle for more information or to sign up at 828-356-2891.

You can also contact or visit the Haywood County Senior Resource Center, which is a partnering agency for this lifesaving program. That information can be found below.

81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Phone: 828 356 2800 Fax: 828 452 6761

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 5:00 p.m. and Friday  8:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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