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If a potential client and caregiver cannot pay for the cost of the equipment and main­ tenance fee , and donations are not available to cover the costs, the applicant is placed on a waiting list until such time that funds are available.


Cape Coral Police Department

Vision Statement

Project Lifesaver

Equipment and supplies remain the prop­ erty of the Cape Coral Police Department Project Lifesaver Program. Upon departure of a client from the program equipment and supplies are returned, inspected, and reas­ signed as n eeded.

To become the premier law enforcement agency in Florida, striving to attain the highest level of safety for our commu­ nity.

How Do I Support Project Lifesaver?

To ensure the safety and well-being of our community through a partnership with our citizens.

If you would like to provide financial sup­ port for those individuals who cannot a fford a bracelet or the maintenance costs , please send your t ax-dedu ctible donation made pa yable to t he Cape Coral Community Fou ndation a nd mail to:


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Cape Coral P olice Department

Attn: Project Lifesaver Program

PO Box 150027

Cape Coral, FL 33915

For More I n form ation Contact: Cape Coral Police Department.

Patricia Lucas.

Community Outreach CoordinatoT


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Putting the needs of othe1's f irst.

Bringing Loved Ones Home


Building trust through adherence to the

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What is Project Lifesaver? Project Lifesaver is a program designed to track and locate individuals who wander and become lost. Those affected are the eld­ erly who are victims of Alzheimer's and De­ mentia, even to the young­ est in our community who are afflicted with Down syn­ drome and Au tism.

reliable, practical and is proven effective. Average location time using this system is less than 30 minutes.

What Is The Cost?

There are no boundaries, and no one is immune. Because wandering is such a common symp­ tom of Alzheimer's disease, anyone diag­ nosed with Alzheimer's or a related disorder is at risk of wandering at any time, includ­ ing when wandering has never been a prob­ lem in the past.

How Does Project Lifesaver Work? Project Lifesaver uses state of the art tech­ nology employing a wristband transmitter that emits a unique radio signal 24 hours a day to locate wandering and lost adults and children. If the person wanders, a call to 911 by the caregiver triggers a rapid response search by a trained team within the Cape Coral Po­ lice Department. Searchers use radio fre­ quency receivers to locate the audible trans­ mitter signal. Radio frequency tracking is

In response to a growing need to adopt the program, specifically for Cape Coral resi­ dents, the City applied for and received a grant from the Cape Coral Community Foundation and financial contributions from the Kiwanis Club, Gulf Coast Vil­ lage, Rotary Club, and private donors.

Members of the Project Lifesaver Team are specially trained, not only in the use of electronic tracking equipment, but also in their methods of communication with persons having Alzheimer's disease or related disorders.

The cost of the bracelet (which includes the transmitter, battery and band) is $ 300.00 and requires an additional $ 10.00 per month maintenance fee. The battery and band must be replaced monthly and the transmitter case must be replaced periodi­


History of Project Lifesaver

To protect the investment and ensure that

the equipment functions correctly, every 30

days Project Lifesaver Team members check

the transmitter and the client battery/

transmitter tester. They review the care­

giver's daily Project Lifesaver paperwork for

accuracy, update the client information, and

answer any ques..

tions the care­

giver may have

at that time.

Project Lifesaver was established in 1999 as an initiative of the 43 rd Search and Rescue Company of the Chesapeake Sheriffs Office. The program was intro­ duced to Lee County in April 2006 through the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Enrollment of a

client in Project

Lifesaver re­

quires that the client and/or caregiver pay

for the use and maintenance of the transmit­

ter equipment and supplies.

The Project Lifesaver Team knows how to approach a person, gain their trust and put them at ease for the trip home.