Sometimes those living with Alzheimer’s, Dementia or Autism go missing. Los Angeles County is proud to partner with Project Lifesaver to help find them when it happens.
The Project Lifesaver tracking system is currently being used by cities and counties across the county, including the City of Glendale with great success.
As the focus of the L.A. Found initiative, Project Lifesaver provides a voluntary system of trackable bracelets for at-risk individuals.
The Project Lifesaver bracelet is not under constant monitoring. However, when an individual wearing a Project Lifesaver bracelet goes missing, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deploys a specially equipped team to assist with search and rescue. Weather permitting, the Sheriff’s Department can also deploy helicopter-mounted receivers to assist the ground search team to help expedite locating the missing person.
Caregivers are asked to quickly call 911 and advise the operator that the missing person is wearing a Project Lifesaver bracelet.