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The Sheriff's Search and Rescue Unit was started in 1992 and consists of all volunteer members who are registered Disaster Services Workers with the State Office of Emergency Services. The unit has over 50 qualified members that are trained in search management techniques, and conduct foot, equestrian and canine searches. The canine teams are qualified in trailing, tracking, water and cadaver search.

Unit members are additionally trained in urban, suburban and rural searches for missing persons. They are also available for evidence and article searches and large animal rescue. The unit also plays a regional mutual-aid role in assisting Search and Rescue efforts with outside jurisdictions. The members are equipped to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week to department needs.

The Sacramento Sheriff's Department is fortunate to have this dedicated and skilled organization of volunteers working for the safety of the community at large.

For more information on Sacramento County Sheriff Search and Rescue please visit their website at:

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