Acting Sheriff Shaun Golden and staff presented the Project Lifesaver program to approximately 25 members of the Freehold High Twelve Club on February 3. The club is a Masonic organization that meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Olive Branch Lodge, Dutch Lane Road, Freehold, NJ.
Project Lifesaver, a partnership with the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and the Office on Aging, is a program that uses radio signals to track individuals with illnesses that may cause them to wander. Monmouth County has offered the program since 2003 to adults with memory disorders and since 2007 for people with Autism. Eighty-three individuals are presently on the Project Lifesaver program in Monmouth County. “Since the introduction of Project Lifesaver in Monmouth County, we have had seven rescues, all within thirty minutes, the quickest in 9 minutes,” said Acting Sheriff Golden. “It is truly a lifesaving tool with a 100% recovery rate nationwide.” The program is used in 42 states with 1,026 agencies participating.
For more information about the Project Lifesaver program, contact Undersheriff Ted Freeman at 732-577-5748.