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Police department partners with Project Lifesaver

The Upper Macungie Township Police Department has formed a partnership with Project Lifesaver.

Project Lifesaver helps 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.

Township residents 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 the police department, and trained police officers respond to the wanderer’s area.

Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times can be reduced from hours and days to minutes.

The wristband is a 1-ounce battery-operated radio wrist transmitter with a more than 30-day battery life that emits an automatic tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day.

To qualify for this program, applicants must be Upper Macungie Township residents.

To learn more about applying for this program, contact Lt. Peter Nickischer at pnickischer@uppermac-pd.org or Community Service Officer William Rohrbach at wrohrbach@uppermac-pd.org or call 484-661-5911.