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Beltrami County deputies participate in Project Lifesaver training

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office and Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office recently sponsored a two-day Project Lifesaver training class.

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Beltrami County deputy Aaron Hulsebus uses a personal locator system during a Project Lifesaver training class.
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BEMIDJI — The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office and Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office recently sponsored a two-day Project Lifesaver training class.

" Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies and is strategically designed for 'at risk' individuals who are prone to the life-threatening behavior of wandering," a release said.

The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the tendency to wander due to a cognitive condition, the release continued.

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Beltrami and Clearwater County deputies learned how to use cutting-edge locating technology during a two-day Project Lifesaver training class.
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Four Beltrami County deputies attended the class, which has been used to train deputies in the county since 2016.

The program, which is funded mostly through donations, trains deputies in cutting-edge locating technology and an understanding of cognitive conditions, so law enforcement can assess and manage the safe return of someone who has wandered off.

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Team Foundation, a nonprofit organization based out of Bagley, provided funding for the recent training class.

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