The Tomahawk Police Department recently announced their participation in the Project Lifesaver Program.
Project Lifesaver is an organization that helps law enforcement agencies in finding those with cognitive conditions who have a prevelance to wander. It is often used for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down Syndrome or dementia.
Clients enrolled in the service will wear a wrist-watch sized transmitter which can be tracked when agencies are notified of a missing person.
In addition to the technological aspect, officers in Tomahawk will undergo training on how to use the equipment, handling these cases and communicating with those involved.
Chief Al Elvins says, “This is an excellent program and will allow us to provide a much needed service to the citizens and visitors of Tomahawk.”
Contact the Tomahawk Police Department, Chief Elvins or Officer Tollefson for more information.