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Project Lifesaver

The Berrien County Sheriff's Department is pleased to offer the residents of Berrien County Project Life Saver.  The primary mission of Project Life Saver is to locate and rescue missing persons.

Project Lifesaver relies on proven radio technology and a specially trained search and rescue team. Clients that are enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. When caregivers notify the local Project Lifesaver agency that the person is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the wanderer's area and starts searching with the mobile locater tracking system. Search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. In over 1500 searches, there have been no reported serious injuries or deaths. Recovery times average less than 30 minutes.

Project Lifesaver saves lives and further serves the community by significantly reducing the need for extensive search and rescue operations that are extremely costly in terms of human and financial resources. Searches for wandering individuals that have taken days and scores of searchers can be successfully concluded in less than an hour if Project Lifesaver is available in the community. This partnership and the program's effectiveness and reliability has earned Project Lifesaver the endorsement of the National Sheriff's Association.

For more information please contact Deputy Kelly Laesch at 269 983-7141 ext 7221 or email.

BCSD
919 Port Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 983-7141
BCSD Niles Substation
1205 N. Front Street
Niles, MI 49120
(269) 684-5274
BCSD Watervliet Twp Substation
4959 M 140
Watervliet, MI 49098
(269) 463-5495
Deputies may be on patrol
Four Winds Substation
19279 Kinst Road
New Buffalo, MI 49117
(269) 756-9571 ext. 7603
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