Calvert County, MD — If you have a friend or loved one living with Alzheimer’s, autism, dementia, or any other issue that could affect their ability to communicate, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents that their Project Lifesaver program can help both adults and children should they wander away from caregivers and become lost.

People enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small watch-sized transmitter on their wrist or ankle. The Sheriff’s Office has personnel specifically trained in tracking these devices ready to assist if your loved one goes missing.

Project Lifesaver was introduced into Calvert County in 2003. The Sheriff’s Office says the average recovery time for persons wearing these devices is just 30 minutes.

If you know of a friend or family member who might benefit from this program, contact DFC William Durner at or call 410-535-2800 ext. 2133.