Calling all community members:
With storm season quickly approaching Arkansas the Sheriff's Department is working on getting a working list of all storm shelters available in the community. If you currently have a storm shelter and would like to be added to the list of places people can go in cases of emergency please contact the sheriff's office at 501-337-7738 or send us a message on this site.
If you are interested in building a storm and do not currently have one Arkansas offers up to $1000 in grants for help building these. For more information see the FEMA site below:
The Hot Spring County Sheriff Department now has Project Lifesaver. The department has 2 officers certified to use the Project Lifesaver system and all are instructors that can certifiy other officers to use the equipment.
The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, and other related conditions or disorders.
The task of searching for wandering or lost individuals with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia or other cognitive conditions is a growing and serious responsibility. Without effective procedures and equipment, searches can involve multiple agencies, hundreds of officers, countless man hours and thousands of dollars. More importantly, because time is of the essence, every minute lost increases the risk of a tragic outcome.
Working hand in hand with trained public safety agencies, Project Lifesaver International (PLI) will help you save time, money and most importantly, your loved ones.
Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. Recovery times for PLI clients average 30 minutes — 95% less time than standard operations.
If you have any questions or have a loved one that meets the criteria for Project Lifesaver you can call 501-337-7738.