Project Loved One has been established by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to provide services to persons who suffer from neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, or any mental impairment. This new service is provided at no cost to the public and will not only assist local law enforcement, but any law enforcement agency that may come into contact with a person who has previously registered for the program. This service is available to all age groups and is completely free of charge.
This program was designed to assist any person or family with a loved one, who for any reason, may become lost or wander away from where they are supposed to be. A family member of the person or a concerned adult can contact the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 870-741-8404 to schedule an appointment to register their loved one. All registrations will be conducted on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office. Our first registration will be held February 13, 2013.
At the scheduled appointment the individual will be finger printed, photographed from the front and side profile and a detailed summary of their medical history, and emergency contact information will be obtained. In the medical summary we ask for the caregiver or family member to provide documentation from a physician providing us with a list of medications and medical conditions that require ongoing medication, such as diabetes and cardiac conditions.
All documentation will be placed in individual confidential files and kept in the dispatch office of our agency. Each registered person will be “flagged” in our agency computer system as being a registrant of Project Loved One.
By registering your family member for this project, it is our belief that any law enforcement agency, regardless of jurisdiction, who may contact our office, can obtain the information needed to locate or assist a loved one who may be lost.
Boone County Sheriff’s Office is excited to offer this service to the public and invite interested individuals to help with the launch of this service on February 13. The launch is being held at this time to coincide with Valentine’s Day – a fitting time to help protect our “Loved One”.
Brochures may be picked up at Sheriff's Office or area businesses