Episode No. 94 Radio Tracking and Recovery of Persons at Risk
A conversation with Captain Gene Saunders, Chesapeake Police Department (ret.) on the radio tracking
and recovery of persons at risk.
About the Project Lifesaver International
in Project Lifesaver wear a small LoJack® SafetyNet™ 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. The Project Lifesaver Program also offers National Alzheimer’s training
and certificates for interested members.
the GuestCaptain Gene Saunders, Chesapeake Police Department (ret.) served
33 years in Patrol, Vice, Narcotics, Detectives and Training. He served in-line function and command elements
of all of these units. Gene Saunders co-founded the Special Weapons and Tactics team in 1974 and served as tactical commander
and commander for 23 years and over 800 operations. He served as Chief Investigator on several large multi-state, international
drug conspiracy investigations. In addition to his law enforcement service, Gene Saunders also served in National Guard and
State Defense force in Infantry, Airborne and Ranger Units in various leadership positions. He has been a certified instructor
in Pursuit Driving, Firearms, Special Operations, Raid Planning, General Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue. He founded
Project Lifesaver International in 1999 and have overseen its' growth to over 1,070 public safety organizations in 45 states;
Canada and Australia.