Dale County
Sheriff's Office
Ozark, Alabama
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Special Services

Project Lifesaver

The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, and other related conditions or disorders.


The task of searching for wandering or lost individuals with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia or other cognitive conditions is a growing and serious responsibility. Without effective procedures and equipment, searches can involve multiple agencies, multiple officers, countless man hours and thousands of dollars. More importantly, because time is of the essence, every minute lost increases the risk of a tragic outcome.


With Project Lifesaver the client wears a small transmitter, usually in the form of a small watch like band, that transmits a unique frequency. If the client wanders off the family or caregiver notifies the Sheriff's Office who respond to the area with specialized receivers to track the subject. The specialized receivers are able to track up to 1 mile on the ground during normal weather conditions. The Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit also has a receiver installed on an aircraft that is able to track subjects up to 10 miles away.


Average rescue time for Project Lifesaver participates is 30 minutes or less.


If you are interested in enrolling a loved one in Project Lifesaver please contact Deputy Adam Bruhn @ 334-774-2335.


Learn more about Project Lifesaver here:  Project Lifesaver