Project Lifesaver


The Osage County Sheriff’s Office, funded by a generous grant from the Walter S. and Evan C. Jones Testamentary Trust, is proud to announce its partnership with Project Lifesaver.   Project Lifesaver relies on proven radio technology and a specially trained search and rescue team to locate individuals with cognitive disorders that have wandered.   

How it works:

Citizens who meet the criteria to enroll in Project Lifesaver are outfitted with a radio frequency transmitter to be worn on their wrist or ankle at all times.    Each transmitter emits an individualized frequency signal that is unique to that client.  

If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver will notify the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, and a trained emergency team will respond to the wanderer’s area with specialized receivers that will help triangulate the direction of the signal and help locate that client.

Benefits of enrolling a client or loved one:

The search times for certified Project Lifesaver agencies have been reduced from hours and potentially days down to minutes.   Recovery times for Project Lifesaver agencies average 30 minutes, which is 95% less time than standard operations without Project Lifesaver.

Want to know more, or see if your client or loved ones qualify for a free transmitter? 

More information about Project Lifesaver can be found on their website at


Ready to see if your client or loved one qualifies? Click the link below and fill out the form.  An Osage County Sheriff’s Office representative will contact you to begin the process.

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