Project Lifesaver!

The Sheriff’s Office has implemented an innovative search and rescue program that can help protect some of the most vulnerable citizens of our County. Called Project Lifesaver, it is a rapid search and rescue response program that aids victims and families suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorders such as Down Syndrome and Autism, who become lost.

This is how it works. Individuals, who participate in Project Lifesaver, will be given personalized wristbands that emit a tracking signal. When a caregiver contacts 911 stating that their loved one has wandered away or is missing, our trained personnel will utilize a tracking device that allows us to locate the missing individual quickly.

Using grant monies, the Area Agency on Aging and Region 9 purchased the tracking equipment and twelve wristbands for our County. This program is being used throughout the Country and has already successfully located over 1,000 individuals. For further information, please contact the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau at 330-339-7713.