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Loudoun joins Project Lifesaver

The Loudoun Sheriff's office is the latest in the region to join Project Lifesavers, a program that provides tracking bracelets to at-risk people who may wander off.

The bracelets, which often are used for people with Alzheimer's or autism, emit a signal. When family members or caregivers notify the Sheriff's Office that a person wearing the wristband is missing, deputies can search for them using special tracking equipment.

Project Lifesaver, which started in 1999, is funded through several local, state and federal grants. Officials said it has been used to find more than 2,000 people.

Loudoun officials ask that residents with a family member who may be eligible for a bracelet contact 2nd Lt. Jeff Mees at 703-777-0611 or Assistant Coordinator Sgt. Jenny McGinn at 703-777-0607.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  March 10, 2010; 5:54 AM ET
Categories:  Loudoun , Maria Glod  
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