Project Lifesaver Program
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In July 2019, the King and Queen County Sheriff’s Office established Project Lifesaver for the citizens of King and Queen County. If you don’t know, Project Lifesaver is a search and rescue program designated for “at risk” individuals. The purpose of this program is to bring wandering/missing children and elderly adults home safe.
International Project Lifesaver was established in April of 1999 to assists those who care for Alzheimer’s Dementia, Autism, Down Syndrome and any other cognitive condition that causes an individual to wander.
The Project Lifesaver Program provides personalized radio transmitters or GPS locators to those individual people that tend to wander. These transmitters assist caregivers and the King and Queen County Sheriff’s Office in locating those wandering individuals. Much of the time, wandering individuals are found within 30 minutes. King and Queen County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver has grown tremendously in the past year. Currently our program was 8 people enrolled. We currently having a waiting list of individuals that could benefit from Project Lifesaver.
Project Lifesaver is FREE of charge to families, however, as the need grows the purchase of new equipment will be necessary and the program will need to be continually updated, costing money. If you would like to donate to the King and Queen County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver Fund, contact Captain Balderson at (804)785-7400. No donation is too small!
The King & Queen County Sheriff’s Office mission is to serve, protect and educate the citizens and visitors of King & Queen County. We are here to promote positive change and a safe environment in the King & Queen Community.
Citizens of King and Queen County
It has been an honor to serve as your sheriff for the past 10 years and the renewed faith that you have bestowed upon me to serve an additional four years. We as the King and Queen County Sheriff’s Office have strived to provide a professional and courteous Law Enforcement experience to all citizens and visitors to the county. We have done this through a selection processing and hiring the best women and men possible to provide stellar law enforcement practices. We provide the best training and equipment available while working within our approved budget. Our staff is our back bone of our organization and together we will work to continue to provide a high standard of excellence and work to improve where needed.
As we begin to move post-election and look to the future our visions and our goals for the Sheriff’s Office have not changed but never the less have evolved. I often say that every election has strengthened me and my department by forcing us to review our policies, procedures and goals that the citizens expect. My opponent ran a strong campaign, and was very gracious as we stood together election night and received the results. Mark and I have worked and will work seamlessly as our paths cross a great deal in the first responder field.
We have developed many programs that target our most vulnerable citizens our elderly and youth. TRIAD was launched to help educate and protect our seniors. As well as Project Lifesaver that helps locate citizens that tend to wander. With our youth we have placed two SROs in the schools and hope to reintroduce our D.A.R.E Program and our class action into the classrooms. We launched our first ever multi-jurisdictional Explorers Post to target young adults interested in Law Enforcement and development of leadership and character. These programs we will continue to develop, promote and build.
We plan to expand upon our professionalism by becoming accredited and held to a standard accepted by all professional agencies across the commonwealth. We will continue to seek grants and alternative funding to advance education and technology to best equip our staff to meet the many challenges of today. We will work through social media and our website to be transparent as possible and informative to our citizens.
And as I have said the backbone of our organization is our staff, the dedicated women and men that provide around the clock protection to you, our citizens. To include communication staff that dispatch the first responders our support staff that handles hundreds of correspondences every day and our law enforcement professionals. I will work to keep them at or above the regional average pay. I will work to afford them the best training available. And work to reduce turnover with reviewing and implementation of retention programs.
I also would like to congratulate all board supervisors’ members and other elected officials on their reelections. I look forward to working with each of them to continue moving King and Queen County forward. I want to especially congratulate the Commonwealth Attorney elect Meredith Adkins. Our departments work so closely together and have had a great working relationship for the past 20 years under her father. We look forward to sitting down working on expectations and developing strategies to best serve our citizens and the justice system. I know that our working relationship will be just as strong and productive as the past.
I want to once again thank you, the citizens of King and Queen for bestowing your faith and your trust in me to serve you as your Sheriff. Regardless if you voted for me or my opponent or didn’t vote at all I am here to support you and to protect you and your property. And want to hear from you as to your concerns or your compliments so that together we can improve.
Sheriff John R. Charboneau
242 Allen's Circle
P.O. Box 38
King and Queen Courthouse, VA 23085
Phone: (804) 785-7400
Fax: (804) 785-5489
All Emergencies Dial: 9-1-1
King and Queen County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff John R. Charboneau