Colorado Life Trak

In 2004, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office began a collaboration of public and private entities to create what would become the Colorado Life Trak program. The Colorado Life Trak program was designed to offer peace of mind for families with relatives who suffer mental disorders who may wander from their homes. Using specially designed transmitters and tracking devices, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has the ability to locate that person within minutes.

Who needs Colorado Life Trak? 

The Colorado Life Trak program is only for people with disabilities who tend to wander, such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Down Syndrome, Autism, PraderWilli and various brain injuries. Participants in the program must have a daily caregiver living with them.

How does the program work?

 Participants are issued a FREE wristband transmitter that they wear 24 hours a day.

 In the event the participant wanders, the caretaker should immediately call 911.

 The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office will dispatch specially trained locators with tracking devices that can locate the frequency of the transmitter worn by the participant.

 Once the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has started the search using this technology, the average time to locate someone is less than 30 minutes. 

Proven benefits 

 Most wanderers are found in less than 30 minutes once the search has been started using this equipment.

 People can be tracked day or night, regardless of weather conditions.

 Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has a 100% recovery rate.

 Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is the state administering agency and has trained several other jurisdictions around the Denver Metro area.

Apply to join Life Trak

Brochure about Life Trak

For more information, call the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Life Trak program at 720-874-3804. 


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