Project Lifesaver Program


About the Program

Sheriff’s Project Lifesaver Program Works to Quickly Find Those Prone to Wander.

Project Lifesaver is a program of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office that provides enhanced support and assistance to County residents who are primary caregivers for an individual suffering from Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia disorder as well as families of children afflicted with Down Syndrome, autism, traumatic brain injuries or cognitive impairments.

Participants in the Project Lifesaver program wear a special wrist or ankle bracelet equipped with a small transmitter which emits a signal that law enforcement can track when someone goes missing. Search times have been reduced from days and hours, to minutes. Average recovery times are well under 30 minutes.

Participation Criteria:

  • The application must be completed and submitted by the legal primary family member/caregiver (authorized representative) for a relative with a physician-confirmed diagnosis.
  • The individual must reside in Morris County with a primary caregiver.

Helpful Links:


Sheriff’s Support Services Division at (973) 285-6685.