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Marion County Sheriff's Office Joins Forces with Project Lifesaver

Eligible individuals who are enrolled in PLI wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal.

Marion County Sheriff
The Marion County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that it's joining forces with Project Lifesaver International, a non-profit agency that bridges the technological gap for medically "at risk" populations and public safety agencies. Image Courtesy: Marion County Sheriff's Office

(SALEM, Ore. ) - The Marion County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that it's joining forces with Project Lifesaver International, a non-profit agency that bridges the technological gap for medically "at risk" populations and public safety agencies.

PLI provides deputies, fire/rescue and other first responders with equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue individuals with cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Autism, and Down syndrome, who are at constant risk to wander.

Project Lifesaver has over 1,300 participating agencies throughout 47 states in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and has performed 2,869 searches over the last 15 years with no serious injuries or fatalities ever reported.

Eligible individuals who are enrolled in PLI wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal.

If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies the Sheriff's Office, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer's area. Recovery times for PLI clients average 30 minutes -- 95 percent less time than standard operations.

There is a fee associated with Project Lifesaver, including a $95 startup cost and an ongoing $25 per month fee for battery replacements. Once signed up, a PLI trained deputy will meet with the client and caregiver to deliver the equipment.

Project Lifesaver is a fantastic tool that can aid law enforcement in returning participating "at risk" individual to their loved ones.

For additional information on PLI and how to get started you can call 503-588-7981 or visit www.projectlifesaver.org.

Source: Marion County Sheriff's Office




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