Douglas County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue FAQs

In an emergency, when someone is lost or hurt, call 911
A Sheriff’s background check must be performed on all new applicants prior to attending any of our trainings. We provide an academy each year, usually in the spring, depending on the number of new applicants. Applications are always accepted and reviewed, however are processed for interviews only once a quarter. Applications will not be accepted after January 30th if you wish to attend the spring academy.
The Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Building Training Room. 1625 Eight St. Minden, NV
SAR has three regularly schedule events each month. A classroom training the second Thursday of the month which is followed on Sunday by an eight hour practical exercise training. Then on the fourth Thursday we have a General Meeting.
No. While we are associated with the Sheriff’s Department, we are not sworn officers.
Only Operations Leaders and Team Leaders may respond in their own vehicles. Permission can be given on a per mission basis.
By becoming a benefactor of DCSAR. Obtaining and replacing equipment is very expensive. Direct donations of any amount are always appreciated. If you are an Online Shopper, please go to the Supporting Us Button and select the iGive option. This site has over 350 participating namebrand stores that will donate a portion of your purchase to our Unit. Please take a moment to visit their site.
Yes. We have a Support Category for those who don’t wish to be Rescue Members. These individuals work behind the scenes in various capacities.