Teams

Teams

TEAM DESCRIPTIONS

Dog Team

The dog team consists of search dogs, their handlers and appropriate support personnel

Requirements:

  • Members must be in good physical condition. Everyone should be capable of walking several miles in one day on a typical back country trail.
  • Members must be able to use and understand a GPS, two way radio and radio repeater.
  • Members must be prepared to carry enough food for one day on their person and pack enough food and gear in their vehicle for an overnight stay.
  • Members who intend to use their dogs for searches must be willing to train with the team frequently and participate in certification activities with their dogs.

Dive Team
The dive team carries out searches for victims and items as required by the Sheriff

Requirements:

  • Divers must be certified.
  • Divers must attend dive team training sessions as required by the team leader.
  • Dive assistants must attend training sessions.
  • Divers and assistants must be in good physical condition.
  • Divers must supply their own snorkel, mask and fins.  All other gear will be provided by CCSSAR.  CCSSAR will replace personal items if they are lost or damaged while on scheduled training or search activity.

Snow Team
The snow team assists with searches when snow conditions dictate their use via snowmobile. ATV/UTV with tracks or snobike.

Requirements:

  • Team members must have equipment in good mechanical condition and a means to transport same to the search area.
  • Team members must carry enough personal equipment and food to spend all day and possible overnight in the search area.
  • Team members must carry appropriate safety equipment

ATV/UTV/Motorcycle Team
This team assists with searches when conditions dictate their use

Requirements:

  • Team members must have equipment in good mechanical condition and a means to transport same to the search area.
  • Team members must carry enough personal equipment and food to spend all day and possibly overnight in the search area.
  • Team members must carry appropriate safety equipment

Foot Search Team
The foot search team assists with searches when conditions dictate their use

Requirements:

  • Team members must be in good physical condition to be able to search the rugged country of our county on foot.
  • Team members must have available for immediate use a search pack containing necessary personal, food and safety items to search all day and possibly stay out overnight.
  • Team members should have good GPS and map reading skills

Events and Logistics Teams
These teams assist the Sheriff’s Office with various law enforcement activities including event security, traffic control, assist with securing personnel and scenes

Requirements:

  • Maximum of 20 members.
  • Member must have uniform furnished by SAR

Mapping Team
The mapping team is comprised of members trained in the use of the SAR laptop computer and a topographical map program to produce maps necessary for the efficient planning of a search and to document areas searched by inputting tracks to the map from searcher's GPS units.

Certified Drivers
Any driver to drive county owned vehicle must hold a valid driver's license to operate county owned/leased equipment.