The LBPD partners with the Pilot Club of Lancaster to bring "Project Lifesaver" to Lititz Borough. Project Lifesaver is a rapid response, public safety program designed to protect and locate missing persons who wander due to various cognitive impairments. Using state-of-the-art technology, the LBPD has the capability to assist in locating individuals suffering from Alzheimer's, Dementia, Down Syndrome, Autism, and other cognitive disorders.
The task of searching for a wanderer or lost individual is a serious responsibility. Without effective procedures and equipment, searches can involve multiple agencies, hundreds of people, countless hours and significant cost. Most importantly, because time is of the essence, every minute lost increases the risk of a tragic outcome.
Individuals enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitted around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled person goes missing, the parent or caretaker notifies 911 and trained personnel will respond to the wanderer's area where a hand-held mobile location tracking system is used to locate the individual.
Anyone seeking additional information can contact the Pilot Club of Lancaster.