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Project Lifesaver/Take Me Home Program

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The mission of Project Lifesaver is bringing your loved ones home. Project Lifesaver is a radio tracking system designed for people with diagnoses that involve a wandering risk such as Dementia, Alzheimer's, Autism and Down Syndrome. The client wears a transmitter on his or her ankle that emits a unique radio signal once every second, 24 hours a day. If the client wanders and is missing, the Oshkosh Police Department will deploy specially trained electronic search specialists to the area the client was last seen and begin searching using radio receivers. These radio receivers can detect the signal for up to a mile on the ground and five-seven miles in the air.

Sergeant Adam Haberland is the program administrator. Caregivers will purchase the transmitter from the Oshkosh Police Department and Sgt. Haberland will go in-home to complete the necessary forms and perform the initial installation of the transmitter. Each month, a member of the team will visit the client to replace the band and battery and to ensure that the transmitter is functioning properly.

In 2021, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office joined the Oshkosh Police Department's Project Lifesaver program as an associate member agency, enabling us to provide service to qualifying residents county-wide.

For more information on this program, please contact Adam Haberland at (920) 252-0230, by email , visit the Project Lifesaver website or view the brochure.

Take Me Home

The TakeMeHome program is a free and voluntary program designed to assist those who have a risk of wandering and/or those who have communication challenges. Participants are added to a database that includes their identifying information, a current picture and caregiver emergency contact information. Patrol officers have nearly instant access to the database in their squads. When officers encounter a program participant and have difficulty communicating with them the officer can query the Take Me Home database, contact their caregiver and get them home safely.