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Oregon City, OR 97045
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Search & Rescue

Search & RescueThe Search and Rescue Unit is staffed by a program coordinator (appointed by the Sheriff) and "SAR Coordinators" who are sworn deputies selected from various divisions within the Sheriff's office. All Coordinators are permanently assigned to other full-time duties and are subject to 24-hour call out for search missions.

SAR Coordinators are responsible for managing and coordinating search and rescue missions for persons who are lost, stranded, or injured in Clackamas County. SAR Coordinators have coordinated search and rescue operations within incorporated cities in Clackamas County as well as provided assistance in search missions to other counties within the state.

SAR Coordinators are required to maintain the high proficiency standards as outlined in the state SAR Certification Standards. SAR Coordinators assist in the certification and training of Oregon State Emergency Workers Search and Rescue Volunteers.

Volunteers are critical to the success of SAR missions. The Sheriff's Office relies heavily on the expertise and dedication of volunteers. Resource groups who hike, man-track, snowmobile, climb, ride horses, fly airplanes and helicopters (military personnel), create radio communications systems and the like bring knowledge and skill to these missions. Thousands of hours of training and actual field missions are given freely by community members dedicated to helping people.

Clackamas County SAR Coordinators also assist with statewide SAR training through the Oregon State Sheriff's Association. and Oregon Association of Mounted Posse's.