SEARCH AND RESCUE
Volunteers assigned to Search and Rescue respond to missing/lost individuals, evidence searches, natural disasters, and recovery calls. Volunteers on the squad provide a vital service to citizens throughout Shelby County and even assist in other surrounding counties upon request.
Are there any cost involved? No.
- Uniforms Provided
- Equipment and gear provided
- Annual Uniform Allotment
- Volunteers are expected to respond to callouts when available
- Volunteers are required to work 16 hours per month
- Attend 8 hours of SCSO training per month (usually 1st Saturday of every month)
- Attend 8 hours per year of annual In-Service training
- Policy and Procedures
- SAR Procedures
- First Aid
- SAR K-9
- SAR Team
- Equipment Familiarization
While working for Search and Rescue, you will serve individuals who are in great need of help. You will be trained in the SAR by other volunteers in SAR and Sheriff’s Office Staff. Additional training will be offered throughout the year for ATV’s, RTV’s, boats, sonar, Sartech II, etc. The monthly required training is designed to learn and keep skills proficient. Callouts are not a planned event so they come at different times being day or night and during the week or on the weekend. A yearly In-Service training will take place. All SCSO training and planned events are usually during the weeknights or weekends.
Click on the links to print a Community Services application and the Background Information Form.
(Please include your Name, Address, and Phone Number in the email.)
To request an application by phone, call (901) 222-5875.