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Project Lifesaver


Primary Mission

 Project Lifesaver is used to provide a  timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, Autism, and other related conditions or disorders.

 (PLI) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that bridges the technological gap for “at risk” populations and public safety agencies. We provide police, fire/rescue and other first responders with a comprehensive program on the use of specialized electronic search and rescue equipment, technology and procedures, as well as teaching rescuers how to effectively communicate with people afflicted with cognitive conditions, all of which are essential to a successful rescue.

How the program works

Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. Recovery times for PLI clients average 30 minutes — 95% less time than standard operations.

Project Lifesaver has over 1,400 participating member agencies throughout 48 states in the U.S., six provinces in Canada, and Australia, and has performed 3,062 searches over the last 17 years with no serious injuries or fatalities ever reported.

Cost of the Program

The Franklin Police Department administers the program to the citizens of Franklin at no cost.






Contact Franklin Police

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Special Operations Sergeant

Sergeant Scott Halverson
Phone: (757) 562-8684


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Franklin, VA 23851
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