2012 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
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Co-founders Jen Morgan and Nancy Locke accept the award on behalf of Southwest Panhandle Search and Rescue.
The Mobile Division is pleased to honor Southwest Panhandle Search and Rescue (SWPANSAR) as a recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.
SWPANSAR is a K-9 and first aid agency that assists law enforcement and the military in locating missing persons. The organization also helps search for the remains of those believed to have been the victims of violent crime.
In addition, SWPANSAR developed the Morgan’s Vision program, in which members educate staff at nursing homes and assisted living facilities on how to respond if an Alzheimer’s patient or resident goes missing. SWPANSAR provides training on missing person behavior, facility lock-down procedures, and how to contain a missing person’s room in order to preserve fresh scent articles. The program operates in facilities throughout the Mobile, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida areas.
The organization is also a proud sponsor of the Watch, Whistle, and Wait program, which teaches children what to do if they get lost in the wilderness. Dogs are used in the program to help children learn how to safely approach a strange dog and what to do if they encounter a vicious animal. SWPANSAR has presented the program to more than 1,000 children in the Santa Rosa, Florida area.