Division of Police
4095 Center Road
Brunswick Ohio 44212
Sgt. Mike Matheis
Project Lifesaver is about people and partnerships. The focus is on the communities where law enforcement, civic groups, local businesses and caregivers join in developing and strengthening all aspects of the program, including rescues, education, and especially fundraising, so that families in financial need can have protection and peace of mind. Project Lifesaver teams are specially trained, not only in search and rescue and the use of electronic tracking equipment, but also in the methods necessary to communicate with a person who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder which causes them to wander. Locating the individual is only part of the mission. The person who is located will be disoriented, anxious and untrusting. The Project Lifesaver team knows how to approach the person, gain his/her trust, and put the person at ease for the trip home.
Project Lifesaver saves lives and further serves the community by significantly reducing the need for extensive search and rescue operations that are extremely costly in terms of human and financial resources. Searches for wandering individuals that have taken days and scores of searchers can be successfully concluded in less than an hour if Project Lifesaver is available to the community.
Project Lifesaver is open only to residents who live in the City of Brunswick. Clients must have 24 hour care.
Project Lifesaver is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and the National Sheriff’s Organization.