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Mesa County Project Lifesaver helps law enforcement find your loved one if they become lost or confused. This resource not only saves time and manpower but also, gives caregivers and families peace of mind and reassurance that all possible resources will be utilized in the effort to locate and return their loved one home safely.

Participants in the program wear a special wrist bracelet equipped with a small transmitter which emits a signal that law enforcement can track when someone goes missing. This program has been used across the country and has reduced search times from days and hours to minutes. Average recovery times around 30 minutes. Learn more. 

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Mesa County Project Lifesaver program is currently funded by the Mesa County Sheriff's Office and grant funding when available.

How does Colorado Life Trak work? 

  • The primary legal family member/caregiver completes and submits an enrollment application. 
    Once the application has been submitted and approved, a program representative contacts the family member/caregiver to schedule the home installation of the unit.
  • A Mesa County Project Lifesaver representative from the Sheriff’s Office installs the unit and trains the family member/caregiver on how the unit and the program works.
  • A Mesa County Project Lifesaver representative from the Sheriff’s Office develops a schedule and trains the family member/caregiver on doing routine maintenance.
    • When an individual is discovered to be missing, the family member/caregiver places a call immediately to 911 and the tracking device unit and search procedures are activated to aid in locating the person.

Participation Criteria

  • The enrollment application must be completed and submitted by the legal primary family member/caregiver for a relative with a physician-confirmed diagnosis.
  • The individual must reside in Mesa County in a private home residence with a primary caregiver.

The Transmitter

  • The transmitter is a small circular radio device on a wristband, approximately the size of a wristwatch. The transmitters and wristbands are worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are difficult to remove without the appropriate tools. Caregivers will be required to test the transmitter daily by passing it over a small tester in the home. A Sheriff's Office member or representative will visit the participant's home monthly to change the wristband and battery as well as document any significant changes in behavior or personality that may affect a law enforcement search effort.