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Since 2007, the Licking County Sheriff’s Office has been a member of Project Lifesaver International, offering this valuable service to county residents who need it.
Project Lifesaver monitors participating individuals who may at times wander away from supervision.
The Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities funds Project Lifesaver services for those with DD who are eligible for the program.
This service is especially valuable to parents of children who have a developmental disability who may be interested in exploring their surroundings, without understanding potential dangers.
If a participant gets lost, Project Lifesaver can help law enforcement and other public safety personnel to locate them quickly.
Not only has this program benefited people we support, but also those supported by the Licking County Aging Program.
We are grateful to Sheriff Randy Thorp and Deputy Karen Dunlap for their dedication to keeping vulnerable citizens of Licking County safe while at the same time provide parents and caregivers with peace of mind should their loved one become lost.
Partnerships matter and we are so fortunate to be in such a caring county where leadership focuses on being proactive instead of reactive by participating in programs like Project Lifesaver.
Information about Project Lifesaver can be found at projectlifesaver.org or by contacting Deputy Dunlap at the Licking County Sheriff’s Office.
Contact Superintendent/CEO Jason L. Umstot by calling 740-349-6588 or email: Jason.Umstot@lcountydd.org.