Project Lifesaver assists families and caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions and disabilities. Project Lifesaver clients wear a wrist or ankle band that emits a silent tracking signal. When caregivers notify the Sheriff’s Office that a loved one is missing, a search and rescue team comprised of specifically trained sheriff’s deputies responds to the area with state-of-the-art tracking equipment. Without having to rely on site visits or paper files, deputies can electronically update client information, such as height and weight, a photograph, medical issues and favorite hiding places. The program has a 100 percent track record of locating wandering adults and children and bringing them home.
Project Lifesaver currently has 101 trained deputies matched with 48 clients.
- Download a Project Lifesaver Application on behalf of the potential client and caregiver.
- Download a Caregiver Contract.
- Complete both documents and mail them to: Project Lifesaver, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, 10520-B Judicial Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
- Note that you may be put on a waiting list after you submit the above documents.