Sheriffs’ offices help bring loved ones home

Members of the Northumberland and Lancaster sheriffs' offices meet for training with Project Lifesaver.


by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—Members of both the Lancaster and Northumberland sheriffs’ offices on October 6 and 7 met for training on Project Lifesaver (PL), a program whose mission is “bringing loved ones home.”

While Northumberland already has the program up and running, Lancaster is starting it up again. According to Lt. Jeffrey Haywood of Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), attrition of trained personnel made the program inactive. During the two-day training process, seven members of the LCSO and two members of Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) were trained so that they could, in turn, train others in the search and recovery process.

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