Spartanburg Co. Sheriff speaks on Project Lifesaver

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SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office held a press conference to provide both details and a demonstration about Project Lifesaver on Thursday.

According to officials, Project Lifesaver is an internal operated program that brings people with mental disabilities home if they wander off.

The client is given a transmitter that has an individualized frequency assigned to it that will be attached to their name in the database.

The sheriff’s office said there have been over 3,800 clients who have been rescued through this program. If reported properly to 911, the average time of located is 30 minutes.

The goal is to provide this tool with no out of pocket expenses. However for a client to join, there is a start-up cost of $325, then battery and band changes several times a year, the sheriff’s office said.

If you are interested in this program, you can call (864) 503-4576 to set up a screening time.

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