GPS Tracking

ProjectLifesaver1The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is a member agency of Project Lifesaver and utilizes their GPS transmitter equipment for the Project Lighthouse program.  Project Lifesaver is the leader in elopement technology.  To date, they have a 100% success rate in recovery of loved ones enrolled in this program.



Project_Lifesaver2Citizens enrolled in the program wear an electronic transmitter on either the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal .  Should a client go missing, caregivers notify the local program agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area.  Most clients are located fairly close to home and quickly – reducing search times to minutes rather than hours and days.  That speed of recovery is what aids families in returning loved ones safely home.  Recovery times average 30 minutes – 95% less than standard search operations.  At this time, 2,952 loved ones have been safely rescued by Project Lifesaver technology.