Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver is a rapid response program that locates people who wander away from their caregivers due to brain disorders like Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, Down Syndrome, and dementia. Learn more about NBPD's Project Lifesaver Program (including upcoming events, photos, and other activities).

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How it Worksproject lifesaver wristband

Clients enrolled in the program wear a bracelet that contains a battery-operated transmitter which emits a tracking signal. If the client wanders away, the caregiver would notify NBPD and a search team would be deployed. That search includes the use of a mobile receiver that can pick up the signal from the client's transmitter.

How much does it cost?

The program is free, but is limited to the number of transmitters available.  Citizens can also purchase their own transmitters directly from Project Lifesaver and then register those devices with NBPD. The transmitters provided by NBPD are property of the Police Department and must be returned. There will be a $300 charge for transmitters that are lost, damaged, or not returned.

Application Requirements

  1. Must live in the New Braunfels city limits
  2. Must have a clinically diagnosed brain disorder
  3. Must have a 24/7 caregiver
  4. Must be able to wear the bracelet at all times


Please remember that there are a limited number of bracelets available. Those who qualify will be placed on a waiting list until additional bracelets become available. Or you can purchase a bracelet at your own cost and then register that device with NBPD. For more information about the program and how to purchase your own device, please visit the Project Lifesaver website.

CLICK HERE to fill out and submit an application online