The Valdese Police Department, in serving the people of Valdese, strives to reduce crime and provide a safe town by:
In achieving these goals, the men and women of the Valdese Police Department will conduct themselves in an ethical manner. They will always abide by the following directives.
A partnership has been formed between the Pilot Club of Valdese and the Valdese Police and Fire Departments to provide a reliable rapid-response system to aid victims and families who have loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders such as Down syndrome, autism, and dementia.
The system can be used when children and adults with autism, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Down’s syndrome or other memory-related illnesses wander from the safety of their parents or caregivers. This will give people a peace of mind knowing there is extra help in finding a missing person.
People enrolled in the program wear a battery operated tracking device either on the ankle or as a bracelet. If the person wanders away, trained personnel will use a mobile tracking device to pick up the bracelet’s signal. The bracelets have a tracking range of up to one mile.
Project Lifesaver relies on the proven radio technology and a specially trained search and rescue team. The search and rescue team responds to the point where the participant was last seen and begins tracking the individual with a specific assigned frequency with the search equipment. The transmitter emits a signal when a loved one wanders away.
To find out if your loved one is eligible for the program, contact the Valdese Police Department at 828-879-2100.
For more information you can visit the Project Lifesaver website at: Project Lifesaver