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Description of Service
Project Lifesaver International (PLI) was founded by public safety officers themselves to bring about a solution that facilitates not just the speedy return of wanderers to their families upon being found but the actual rapid location of the wanderers themselves — a strategy that greatly increases the chance that the wanderer will be found alive.
Training for a new agency includes two days of on-site instruction for up to 15 people in your agency, provided by a State Coordinator (a law enforcement professional certified by PLI to train others) or by PLI’s own staff. PLI also provides one-day training for up to six officers to be trained as instructors and re-certify staff every two years. Each new agency will also receive training on Alzheimer’s and Autism, as well as other disorders, to help when responding to a missing client.
An agency, usually the first in a state, which agrees to have certified instructors trained can then provide training for other agencies in their state and may then become the State Coordinator.
An agency must submit a Letter of Intent to Project Lifesaver International. A sample Letter of Intent can be found at the website.
Project Lifesaver will not sell the equipment without the necessary training and support that goes with the program. We strongly discourage any attempts to use this equipment without the benefit of significant training, to do so, only encourages liability and inadequate protection.
Mental Health Concerns
Agencies, organizations, citizens, municipalities, and public safety officers wishing to maximize the safety of adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer's disease, autism, ASD, Down Syndrome, dementia and other related disorders.
Fees or Charges
The average cost for an agency to join ranges from $4,000-$4,800 excluding instructor travel and expenses.
Grant opportunites are available from time to time.