Sacramento Police partners with Project LifeSaver

The Sacramento Police Department is proud to announce the involvement with Project Lifesaver International.  The mission of the program is to bring loved ones home by using state of the art radio frequency technology, who may have wandered off a result of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Autism or Down Syndrome.

Project Lifesaver was established in 1999 by Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office in Virginia.  It has grown to over 1,500 member agencies in all 50 states.  Since the beginning, the project has had more than 3200 searches nationwide and has had a 100% success rate with an average search time of less than 30 minutes.

The project works by outfitting clients who meet our eligibility requirements with a transmitter bracelet.  Each transmitter is assigned a radio frequency that is unique both to the client and their geographical area of the City.  While it is not a substitute for 24-hour care, it is intended to assist law enforcement in the event their loved one goes missing.

If a client goes missing, the caregiver is required to call 9-1-1 to report the incident.   Trained team members from the Department will respond and search for the missing client using specialized tracking equipment.

The Department has implemented a six-month pilot program with an initial client base of up to ten of our most at-risk citizens.  Several other departments in the region are part of the program and have found it to be very successful.

To participate in the Sacramento Police Department Project Lifesaver, a client must:

  • Reside within the City of Sacramento
  • Be diagnosed by a certified physician as suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Autism or Down Syndrome
  • Be under 24-hour care (not in a facility)
  • Be known to wander away from caregivers

For more information on Project Lifesaver please contact us at or by calling (916) 808-7283 and leaving a detailed message.  An officer will be sent out to meet with the family, explain the program and discuss the equipment.

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