Available to residents of Teller County
Supported and operated by the Teller County Sheriff's Office
"Serving and Protecting our Community with Integrity and Respect"
The Teller County Sheriff’s Office has brought Colorado Life Trak - at no cost to participants - to assist its residents who have medical conditions that may cause them to wander. The project is a rapid-response partnership with law enforcement aiding victims and families suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders and conditions such as Down Syndrome and Autism.
Colorado Life Trak Participants:
• A “tried and true” radio technology that provides tracking through a wristband worn by the participant
• Rescue teams from the Teller County Sheriff’s Office. Reduced search times from hours and days to minutes
• A proven lifesaving system that is reliable, responsive, practical and affordable
How Colorado Life Trak works:
• A family member or a caregiver of an Alzheimer’s patient (or other related disorder) calls the Teller County Sheriff’s Office project manager to sign up for Colorado Life Trak.
• Participants wear a personalized wristband which emits a tracking signal 24 hours a day, seven days a week, over several miles.
• Caregivers notify the Teller County Sheriff’s Office when a participant is missing. A search and rescue team responds to the call and uses a mobile locator tracking system to find the Colorado Life Trak participant.
The Partnership with Law Enforcement:
Colorado Life Trak 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 Colorado Life Trak is available in the community. This partnership and the program’s effectiveness and reliability has earned Colorado Life Trak the endorsement of the National Sheriff’s Association.
Why is Colorado Life Trak Important?
• Approximately 4.5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s and related disorders—60,000 of which live in Colorado.
• Of these, around 60% will wander during the course of their disease—approximately 36,000 in Colorado alone.
• Many wander at night, when usual search options are difficult. They can also become paranoid, and actually hide to avoid rescue.
• This technology can locate any wanderer during the day or night, in any weather – even if he/she is not cooperating in his/her own rescue effort.
How to sign up for Colorado Life Trak
Family members or caregivers who want to sign up their loved one for Colorado Life Trak must call:
Teller County Sheriff’s Office
11400 W. Hwy 24 Divide, CO 80814
Phone: (719) 687-9652
Lt. Jerry Sloan
How can you get involved?
There are several ways you can help in your community through Colorado Life Trak:
- You can enroll a patient in our program.
- You can make a donation to Colorado Life Trak.
- You can even register to be a local volunteer.
If you have any questions or would like to donate to the program please contact Lt. Jerry Sloan