Victim Services, in coordination with Wellington County OPP and Guelph police, would like to remind county residents about Project Lifesaver.
This program is dedicated to assisting caregivers with finding loved ones that have wandered off due to suffering from Alzheimer’s, autism, and other forms of cognitive impairment.
Every participant wears a bracelet that emits a unique radio frequency every second, 24 hours a day.
A caregiver can notify police when a loved one has gone missing and specially-trained officers will use a portable directional antennae to search for and locate the missing person.
Wellington County OPP currently has 12 search specialists who each year receive their recertification through daylong classroom and practical scenario training.
For more information on the program call 519-824-1212 ext. 205.