Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $15,620)
The Brunswick Police Department currently utilizes Project Lifesaver Program - tracking technology for individuals with Alzheimer's, dementia, autism or down syndrome.
The purpose of applying for this grant, is to expand our current program by increasing the awareness of Project Lifesaver Program in our community, increase the number of receivers (equipment utilized by certified electronic search specialist to locate a client wearing a transmitter bracelet) deployed in the field during a search for a missing person and by purchasing transmitter bracelets so that the family is not overwhelmed with the cost of the program, we can continue to offer it at no charge.
Our Project Lifesaver Coordinator is Communications Officer Joseph Westrich and he will continue to coordinate all aspects of the program as well as this grant. The coordinator is tasked with scheduling training, assigning certified officers to enrolled clients and arranging demonstrations to various groups to educate the Project Lifesaver capabilities.
The grant requested is for $15,620 to cover the costs of equipment (receivers, transmitters, cases) as well as monies to cover the cost of printed material for the awareness campaign.
The Project Lifesaver Program covers the town of Brunswick, in Cumberland County, Maine.
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