Project Lifesaver

Keep Those Who Wander Safe

Project Lifesaver helps save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to:

  • Alzheimer's
  • Autism
  • Dementia
  • Down Syndrome
  • Other related disorders

Each Project Lifesaver participant wears a personalized bracelet that emits a tracking signal, which enables trained rescue personnel to quickly locate them. In the last 18 years over 3,000 searches have been performed with a 100% success rate.


To qualify for Project Lifesaver, a person must:

  • Be a resident of Chesterfield County
  • Have a full-time caregiver
  • Not be allowed to operate a motor vehicle
  • Have a physician's diagnosis of a cognitive disorder that warrants participation in Project Lifesaver
  • Be prone to the life-threatening behavior of wandering


For more information about the prgram, visit the Project Lifesaver website. To sign up, contact Corporal Matthew Rogers by calling 804-318-8549.