Project Lifesaver

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 percent success rate.


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


  • The police department will provide the radio-operated wrist transmitters.
  • Participants will be charged a one-time administrative fee of $388.71.
  • Once the contract agreement has ended, the transmitter will be returned to the police department.

For more information, visit the Project Lifesaver website, or contact Corporal Matthew W. Rogers by calling 804-318-8549.