Office of the Sheriff

Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver (PLS) is designed to help protect those vulnerable or “at risk” individuals with Alzheimer’s, Autism, Down Syndrome, dementia or other cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering. 

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is proud to partner with Project Lifesaver International (the manufacturer of the equipment) and the Project Lifesaver Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps offset the costs involved. 

Deputies trained in the PLS program provide and maintain small tracking devices for those prone to wandering. In the event that a caretaker or parent reports they are unable to find the person in their care, deputies will respond with tracking equipment, allowing them to rapidly zero in on the missing person and drastically reduce search times.

For more information on PLS:

Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Emergency: 9-1-1
Administration: 269-383-8821
Non-Emergency Dispatch:  269-488-8911

Sheriff: Richard C Fuller
Undersheriff: James Vandyken