SAR Training Classes

Douglas County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Unit Training

Douglas County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Unit Training

Unit Training is held the second Thursday evening of each month from 1900-2100 hours and concluded with a day training the following weekend. Each month a different topic is selected to hone in our rescue skills. Several other trainings may be offered during the month for Technical Rope, K-9 training, Snowmobiles, ATV’s, or anything that needs the extra time to develop an efficient team.


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 in the fall for all new applicants. Applications must be in prior to July 15th if you wish to attend our academy.

If you are interested in joining Douglas County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, please visit our “How to Join” page and download the application.