Project Lifesaver

The Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office is a certified agency with the Project Lifesaver Program.

Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition.

How It Works

Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small transmitter on the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized frequency signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies the Nicollet County Sheriff's Office, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. The first responders will then use the client’s individualized frequency to locate the position of the individual. 

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How to enroll

Contact the Sheriff’s Office at 931-1570 to speak with the Sheriff or Investigator to get further details on costs and eligibility.