What is Project Lifesaver?
Project Lifesaver is the trusted and proven most effective program dedicated to protect, and when necessary, quickly locate individuals with cognitive conditions.
What is the success rate?
This is an international program with 100% success rate in rescuing people who have a cognitive disorder, such as Alzheimer’s, Autism, and Down Syndrome who have a tendency to wander.
What does the program involve?
When a caregiver enrolls their loved one, you will be working with a trained member of the Wauwatosa Police Department. Ideally, we like to have you work with the same person throughout the program, so you and your loved one can build a relationship with us.
For $10 a month, we provide a band with a radio frequency that can be worn on the wrist or ankle. We secure this band, and it's difficult to take off.
The transmitter is battery-operated, and the batteries need to be changed about every 60 days. You and your loved one would visit the Wauwatosa Police Department and work with the same trained staff member each time.
How does the rescue work?
As soon as you notify us that your loved one is missing, we dispatch officers or staff trained to approach people with cognitive disorders. We have the specific radio frequency connected to your loved one, so the rescue point is on average a half hour.
How do I enroll?
You must be a Wauwatosa resident to apply. Start by filling out the contact form below. We would set up an appointment with you and your loved one to complete the application.