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    Search and Rescue

    The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team is a group of dedicated individuals who encourage you to safely enjoy the beautiful county of Santa Cruz, California. The team is comprised of volunteers from the community as well as personnel from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office and are on-call around the clock every day of the year.  The dedicated team members take time from their busy lives and professions to train in many different specialties and to perform their Search and Rescue duties when called upon.  They come from all walks of life and all bring valuable experience to the team.

    Areas of Specialty

    • Wilderness Search
    • K-9 Search
    • Mounted Motorcycle Team
    • Mounted Equine Team
    • Mountain Bike Team
    • Technical Rope Rescue Team
    • Tracking
    • Medical
    • Air Search
    • Hug-A-Tree (presentations)