Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the implementation of Project Lifesaver which is designed to provide rapid response to save lives and reduce potential for serious injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia and other related cognitive conditions. Project Lifesaver provides equipment, training, certification and support to law enforcement, public safety organizations and community groups throughout the state and nation. Project Lifesaver has over 1,200 participating agencies across the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and has performed 2,407 searches in the last 11 years with no serious injuries or fatalities ever reported.
Project Lifesaver International has provided in-depth training for several of our Deputies on the use of specialized electronic search and rescue equipment, technology and procedures, as well as teaching rescuers how to communicate with people afflicted with cognitive conditions, all of which are essential to the successful rescue of missing persons who wander or otherwise become lost. They certify search and rescue personnel and provide ongoing management to participating agencies.
For further information concerning the Project Lifesaver Program please contact Sgt. Christina Tuten at 912-876-6411.