The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department held an in-house Project Lifesaver Initial Certification Training on May 15th.
The training was a full-day course for both Corrections Officers and Road Patrol Officers in the department to become Electronic Search Specialists. The Officers are given the knowledge and tools to help track clients in the Project Lifesaver Program.
Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition.