Project Lifesaver

What is Project Lifesaver and how does it work?

Project Lifesaver is a rapid response program aiding victims and families suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, and Autism. Project Lifesaver uses state of the art technology and specially trained officers to locate individuals who have wandered away and cannot take care of themselves. Examples include but are not limited to: Alzheimer’s’ Disease, Autism, Dementia, Down Syndrome, and Parade of Willi Syndrome.

People who are part of Project Lifesaver Program are required to wear a personalized bracelet that emits a tracking signal. The tracking bracelet emits an automatic tracking signal every second twenty-four hours a day. This enables trained rescue personnel to locate the subject quickly.

Project Lifesaver has experienced a favorable success rate. The average rescue time after arriving at the scene is 22 minutes. Every person lost has been located with no serious injuries or deaths.

There are approximately 101,000 individuals living in the Commonwealth of Virginia with Alzheimer’s disease, making this a very important program. The Henrico Sheriff’s Office will provide the radio operated wrist transmitters to citizens residing in the county that meet the criteria for obtaining one.

Participants will be charged a transmitter set‐up fee and a fee for battery replacements. Participants must also understand that the transmitter must be returned to the Henrico Sheriff’s Office once the contract agreement has ended.

Project Lifesaver is a partnership between Henrico Sheriff’s Office, the Henrico County Division of Police, the Henrico County Division of Fire, and the Henrico County Salt/Triad.

For more details about Project Lifesaver,  please contact 804-501-4950, email us at  [email protected] or if you are a Caregiver, use the tools below to send us requests or print new transmitter forms.

Caregiver Tools

Additional transmitter forms – Transmitter Checklist 

Office or after hours service requests –  Service Request

Notify us when your information changes – Client or Caregiver Information Change

Project Lifesaver is funded through charitable donations from generous organizations and individuals.

Learn more about  Project Lifesaver International

Contact Us

Sheriff’s Office

Delivery Address
4317 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 501-5860

Fax - Sheriff
(804) 501-4770
Fax - Protective Orders and Civil Services
(804) 501-5443

[email protected]

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775


ADA Coordinator
Major R. Roane
804-727-8788 - ADA Message Line

[email protected]






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