Project Lifesaver

About the Program

The Project Lifesaver program (PDF) is an electronic-based locating system for people with medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Autism, or other conditions, that have a tendency to wander from home and become lost. The program allows Loudoun Deputies certified as Electronic Search Specialists to fit clients with a wristband transmitter that emits an automatic tracking signal. If the client becomes lost, the specially trained deputies will use a mobile antenna and hand-held directional device to help locate the client.

Project Lifesaver is funded through several local, state, and federal grants. Since the program began in 1999, Project Lifesaver agencies have rescued over 2,483 cognitively challenged individuals successfully with no serious injuries or deaths reported.

Participating in the Program

If you are interested in participating in the program, please fill out the application (PDF) and return it to the listed address.

For more information on this program, please email Senior Deputy Matt Devaney, Project Lifesaver Coordinator, at or email Master Deputy First Class Daniel Martynowicz, Project Lifesaver Assistant Coordinator.


Please donate to the Project Lifesaver program to help cover program costs and bring peace of mind for those you love.

Your donation to Project Lifesaver International (designated to Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office), a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is tax-deductible and all contributions are used directly for program operations including rescues, equipment, and education.

Make checks payable to Project Lifesaver International (in the memo line - Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office)

Mail to:
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 7200
Leesburg, VA 20177
Attn: Project Lifesaver