On December 12, 2013 the West Lampeter Township Police became the second department in the County to be certified in this program. It joined the other 1200 municipalities around the country, Canada and Australia that are involved. The program allows law enforcement and other first responders to quickly search, locate, and rescue individuals who are at risk of wandering and getting lost due to Alzheimer's disease, autism, Down syndrome, dementia or other brain trauma or developmental issues.
The individuals who qualify for the program purchase a personalized transmitter that looks like a watch. It transmits a signal unique to that individual who is at danger. The police have the receivers and when notified that someone in the program is missing, they can immediately go to the last known location of that individual and start searching for their signal. To date there have been 3,906 successful recoveries of lost individuals within the participating municipalities. There has been a 100% success rate with no serious injuries or fatalities and the average rescue time has averaged less than 30 minutes.
If you know of any person who could benefit from Project Lifesaver call the West Lampeter Township Police at 717-464-2421
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