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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Millburn PD Launches Project Lifesaver Program

Project Lifesaver bracelet

The Millburn Police Department has announced its participation in a public safety program called Project Lifesaver, which combines public education and technology to help officials quickly locate persons who may present a safety risk if they wander off on their own.

Residents and/or caregivers interested in enrolling family members in the program can find more information in our Project Lifesaver Enrollment Package (PDF).

Persons such as those who have cognitive impairment due to dementia, autism, Down syndrome or any other related conditions may benefit from the program. Clients who enroll in Project Lifesaver will receive a personalized wrist watch-sized radio transmitter that allows Township officials to rapidly locate them in the event of wandering.

To date, there have been over 3,000 successful Project Lifesaver searches completed nationally since the project’s inception. Recovery times for Project Lifesaver agencies average 30 minutes. Standard search and recovery missions take an average of nine hours to locate individuals.

For more information on the program, visit https://projectlifesaver.org. Residents may also contact Officer Bryant Baerga at 973-564-7032, bbaerga@millburntwp.org, or Officer Travis Jiroux at 973-564-7098, tjiroux@millburntwp.org to learn more and get involved in the program.

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