COLT (Colorado Life Trak)
A young boy with Autism disappears from school. An elderly woman with Alzheimer’s wanders away from home in the bitter cold of a December night. A developmentally delayed man becomes separated from his caregiver in a crowd.
Arapahoe Rescue Patrol has partnered with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office to provide the services of Colorado Life Trak (COLT) to our area in order to proactively protect some of our most vulnerable residents. Through the program, people with medical conditions that may cause them to wander, such as Alzheimer’s or Down’s Syndrome, are fitted with a special transmitter wristband that emits a tracking signal 24/7/365. This signal can be picked up over several miles. In the event that the person goes missing, the caregivers will notify the Sheriff’s Office. Specially-trained members of Arapahoe Rescue Patrol and Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office quickly respond to the call with tracking devices that receive the signal of the transmitter wristband, allowing the location of the missing person to be pinpointed.
COLT brings loved ones home fast, and saves lives by reducing the time it takes to find an at-risk missing person to about 30 minutes as opposed to several hours or days. Members of Arapahoe Rescue Patrol and the Sheriff’s Office also forge bonds with clients of the COLT program and their families as they visit each client monthly to ensure that their equipment is working properly.
Families and caregivers interested in enrolling in the COLT program should contact the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office at (720) 874-4165.