San Luis Obispo County Search and Rescue .... so that others may live





The San Luis Obispo County Search and Rescue team is made up of volunteers from the community. Team members provide the manpower, knowledge, and skills to conduct searches for missing people. The Search and Rescue unit of the Sheriff's Department is the largest specialized unit in the Department and is a 100 percent volunteer effort. Activities encompass everything from an overdue hiker to the Alzheimer patient that has walked away from home, and additionally assist law enforcement in searching for evidence hidden or abandoned during the commission of a crime.


Members of the team design and conduct training within the team that meets or exceeds national standards. Many of the volunteers have additional skills such as emergency medical technician training, radio dispatching, technical climbing and search dog handlers.


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