The Placer County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Dog Unit is on call 24 hours a day. The volunteers from this unit assist law enforcement agencies by providing their expertise in searching with specially trained dogs that can be used in a variety of searches. The dogs are trained to locate missing people in both urban and wilderness areas.
They are also used to locate homicide victims and crime scene evidence, such as weapons, bullets and other items associated with the victim or suspect. In addition the dogs are trained to locate drowning and avalanche victims. Search dogs and handlers work as a team to provide assistance in time of need.