Project Lifesaver

The Folsom Police Department is proud to announce its involvement in the nationwide Project Lifesaver Program. The Project Lifesaver program will be offered free of charge to Folsom residents who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease, autism, or other conditions that make them likely to wander away from caregivers.

Click the links below for additional information regarding Project Lifesaver.

About Project Lifesaver

Requirements

How It Works

Application To-Do List

Important Documents/Applications

 

About Project Lifesaver

Special needs residents in our community, who meet the eligibility requirements, are fitted with a device (bracelet) that would allow officers to track them should they become lost. The officers are equipped with locating devices that utilize radio waves to locate the transmitters that the program clients are issued.  

 

Requirements

To participate in the Folsom Police Department’s Project Lifesaver program, the prospective client must:

  • Live within the city limits of Folsom.
  • Be diagnosed by a certified physician as having Alzheimer’s Disease, other dementia disorders, autism, Down’s Syndrome, or similar disorders.
  • Be known to wander away from caretakers.

How it Works

The administrator of the Folsom Police Department’s Project Lifesaver program will give qualified participants a plastic bracelet containing a water resistant radio transmitter. Each participant’s transmitter is assigned a radio frequency that is unique both to them and to their geographical area of Folsom. The bracelets may be worn on the client’s wrist or ankle. If a Project Lifesaver client goes missing, the caregiver should contact the Folsom Police Department immediately by calling 911. Trained officers will respond to the location and begin searching for the missing person using Project Lifesaver radio-frequency tracking equipment.

Project Lifesaver is a free voluntary program. However, the bracelets will be issued on a first come first served basis to those residents who meet the eligibility requirements.

 In order to participate, caretakers must agree to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Test the client’s radio transmitter battery daily.
  • Check the condition of the bracelet daily.
  • Maintain a monthly log sheet provided by the Project Lifesaver Team.
  • Notify the Folsom Police Department’s Project Lifesaver Team promptly if there are any problems with the equipment.
  • Most important, immediately call 911 if a Project Lifesaver client goes missing

Application To-Do List

Think Project Lifesaver may be the right program for your family member? Please complete the following steps:

1. Complete the appropriate Project Lifesaver Client Profile-Personal Data Questionnaire. Please be sure to select the correct questionnaire for the client's age. 

2. Read through and sign the Project Lifesaver Program Contract

3. Obtain a doctor's note which includes the diagnosis and the doctor's signature. 

4. Return all three items in a single envelope to:

Folsom Police Department
Attn: Project Lifesaver
46 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630 

Please be sure to make and keep copies of all records for your files

Important Documents/Applications

Below are important documents regarding Folsom Police Department's Project Lifesaver Program. Please complete and return all applications and necessary forms in a single envelope to: 

Folsom Police Department
Attn: Project Lifesaver
46 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630 

Project Lifesaver Informational Brochure (pdf)

Project Lifesaver Client Profile-Personal Data Questionnaire- Adult (pdf)

Project Lifesaver Client Profile-Personal Data Questionnaire- Child (pdf)

Project Lifesaver Contract (pdf)

 

For more information, please contact Project Lifesaver at projectlifesaver@folsom.ca.us