The unit members consist of full time and reserve Deputy Sheriff's along with dedicated members of our communities who volunteer their time for this valuable assignment. Each year, numerous Search and Rescue (SAR) missions are carried out in all kinds of conditions by these professionals. Incidents can vary from a missing child in fair weather in a residential neighborhood to a rescue of a trapped skier in blizzard conditions in the harsh wilderness backcountry.
Awards & Recognition
Some of our units are recognized world wide for their accomplishments and professionalism. The Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team is one of these units. The Sheriff's Off-Road Motorcycle unit is another decorated unit, recently receiving the California Off-Highway Recreation Commission's Special Unit Award.
The Mountain Rescue Team is accredited annually in Mountain Search and Rescue Operations by the Mountain Rescue Association, a National Organization with International Affiliations