Search and Rescue Team (SAR)
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit is made up of trained volunteers. Unit members provide the manpower, knowledge, and skills to conduct searches for missing people. “Search & Rescue” means the acts of searching for, rescuing, or recovering by means of ground, marine, or air activity any person who becomes lost, injured, or is killed while outdoors, or as a result of a natural or man-made disaster, including instances involving searches for downed or missing aircraft. The Search and Rescue Unit of the Sheriff’s Office is the largest specialized unit in the Office and is a 100 percent volunteer effort.
Individuals interested in joining the SAR must have their Emergency Medical Response card, be CPR certified and be 18 years of age prior to officially joining the team.