Project Lifesaver FAQs
Project Lifesaver is a program that assists clients and families of individuals with Autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s and related diseases and disabilities. This program has a successful track record of locating and returning wandering adults and children to families and caregivers. Learn more.
- The client must be a resident of Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Herndon or Vienna.
- The client must have a legally responsible caregiver willing to place the client in the program.
- Clients and caregiver must abide by the conditions of the program and contract.
- Download, complete and mail both the Project Lifesaver application and the caregiver contract.
We ask for a $25.00 monthly donation from the caregiver. In exchange, the Sheriff's Office:
- is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone.
- provides a deputy(s) to locate a client 24/7.
- provides response for equipment malfunction/maintenance 24/7.
- provides monthly battery exchange.
- The list of conditions that the caregiver must abide by is a short one, but an extremely important one if the client is to benefit from the service.T he caregiver will call the Sheriff’s Office immediately when he or she determines that a loved one is missing. The average person can walk 4 miles per hour. The sooner the search is started, the sooner the person will be located.
- The caregiver will check the transmitter/battery and record the results on a daily basis. The transmitter is useless if the battery is dead.
Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office
10520-B Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-246-2805, TTY 711