The Slate Belt Regional Police Department has joined with the Bethlehem Bureau of Health to provide the Project Lifesaver program to the residents of the Slate Belt. Project Lifesaver enables police to provide enhanced support and assistance to residents who are primary caregivers for an individual suffering from Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia disorder as well as families of children afflicted with an intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, or other cognitive impairments.
Project Lifesaver allows for a proactive response by law enforcement, sending resources immediately to the area of the wandering person. This not only saves time and manpower but also gives caregivers and families peace of mind and reassurance that all possible resources will be utilized in the effort to locate and return their loved one home safely.
Participants in the Project Lifesaver program wear a special wrist or ankle bracelet equipped with a small transmitter which emits a radio signal that law enforcement can track when someone goes missing. Using specialized receiving equipment, law enforcement search times have been reduced from days and hours, to minutes. National average rescue times are well under thirty minutes.
Please contact the Bethlehem Bureau of Health to register or with any questions.