Charlotte County Sheriff's Office receives $5,000 grant

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - The Alzhimer's Foundation of America has awarded grant funding to the Charlotte County's Sheriff's Office. 

The $5,000 grant will go towards their Project Lifesaver international program. It will help serve more people in the community affected by dementia and increase safety.

“This grant provides us the ability to offer Project Lifesaver to residents who cannot afford the costly equipment,” stated Sheriff Bill Prummell.

The mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide a timely response to help wandering adults and children diagnosed with Alzheimer disease, autism and other related conditions. Participants in the program will wear a wristband with a tracking signal. This will allow law enforcement to find their location when missing.  When a caregiver notifies that a person is missing, deputies will use the tracking system to search for them. 

The new grant money for the program will help to reduce search times.