What is Project Lifesaver and how does it work?

Project Lifesaver is a rapid response program that aids victims and families who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, and Autism. The program uses state of the art technology and specially trained officers to locate individuals who have wandered away.

The patient wears a personalized bracelet that emits a tracking signal, allowing the officers to locate the patient quickly. The average rescue time is 22 minutes after the individual has been reported missing. Project Lifesaver has been a very successful program for the sheriff’s office, because no deaths or serious injuries have been reported once the specially trained officers have located the individual.

There are approximately 101,000 individuals in Virginia with Alzheimer’s disease, making Project Lifesaver an important and helpful program.

For more details about Project Lifesaver,  please contact 501-5860 or send an email to sheriffprojectlifesaver@co.henrico.va.us with your questions.

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