The Licking County Sheriff’s Office is a proud member of Project Lifesaver International. The program focuses on protecting those in our population who are vulnerable to walking away or wandering off and becoming lost, thus putting themselves at great potential physical risk. After an interview process and assessment, the client is fitted with an ankle bracelet containing a battery-operated radio transmitter. The transmitter emits a unique frequency which can be tracked over several miles with equipment that the patrol deputies have with them on duty and in their cruisers.
When a caregiver calls to report the client missing, deputies respond to quickly locate the individual. Countless lives have been saved with this program, as many clients are found wandering without vital medicine or proper clothing for conditions.
Project Lifesaver saves lives and further serves the community by significantly reducing the need for extensive search and rescue operations that are extremely costly in terms of human and financial resources.
The Licking County Sheriff’s Office receives funding for Project Lifesaver from the Licking County Senior Levy and the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
LICKING COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Deputy Karen Dunlap
Senior Programs/Project Lifesaver
Sheriff Randy Thorp
Licking County Sheriff’s Office
155 East Main Street
Newark, OH 43055
Office: 740-670-5549 Cell: 740-641-6186