Williamsburg Project Lifesaver

Williamsburg Project Lifesaver

Project LifesaverMinutes save lives! A Lifesaver Transmitter Device reduces search time and manpower! Project Lifesaver assistance is available 24 hours a day.

Project Lifesaver is a 501 (C)(3) community based, public safety, non-profit organization that provides police, fire/rescue, and caregivers with a program designed to protect, and when necessary, quickly locate individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to the life-threatening behavior of wandering.

The service is free of charge to those that participate in the program. The organization was founded in 1999 in Chesapeake, Virginia. The necessity of this program was determined through the correlation between cognitive conditions and the act of wandering. With the dramatic increase of cognitive conditions since the inception of the organization, the program has grown from a localized program to a program recognized internationally as a proven and effective method of bringing loved ones home.

Local Involvement

The Williamsburg Police Department has been participating with the Project Lifesaver program for nearly two decades and currently has multiple residents participating.

This program has the support of the Williamsburg Alzheimer's Association, Williamsburg Pilots Club, and welcomes any other organization to be an active part of this exceptional program.

If you know of anyone that may benefit from this program, please contact Officer Charles Stamper.

Project Lifesaver Transmitter DeviceHow You Can Help!

The Project Lifesaver Program is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The program is currently in the process of soliciting funds for the purchase of new transmitters and associated equipment for issuance. Funding for Project Lifesaver is a result of private and corporate donations and grants. Donations are used directly for program equipment. Your tax-deductible contribution is greatly appreciated. The Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department has agreed to assist with handling your tax-deductible contributions. Please indicate your support of Project Lifesaver on your check or money order.

Make a Donation

Make checks payable to: Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD) Project Lifesaver

Send your contribution to:
Williamsburg Police Department
425 Armistead Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185

  1. Community Engagement Unit


    Phone: (757) 220-2331
    Fax: (757) 259-7204
    Emergency: 911

  2. Charles Stamper

    Police Officer
    Phone: 757-220-2331