Douglas County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue FAQs

In an emergency, when someone is lost or hurt, call 911
The application window is open all year. Those applying will be required to hand carry in their application. They will be reviewed with a follow up phone call. Notification of acceptance and potential interview will be given upon approval of applicant by the Sheriff’s Office. If approved, interview dates are arranged, once a quarter.


DCSAR Annual Academy is held once a year for two consecutive weekend, Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday; dates given at interview. Attendance is mandatory.

The Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Building Training Room. 1625 Eight St. Minden, NV
SAR has three regularly schedule events each month. A classroom training the second Thursday of the month which is followed on Sunday by an eight hour practical exercise training. Then on the fourth Thursday we have a General Meeting.
No. While we are associated with the Sheriff’s Department, we are not sworn officers.
Only Operations Leaders and Team Leaders may respond in their own vehicles. Permission can be given on a per mission basis.
By becoming a benefactor of DCSAR. Obtaining and replacing equipment is very expensive. Direct donations of any amount are always appreciated. If you are an Online Shopper, please go to the Supporting Us Button and select the iGive option. This site has over 350 participating namebrand stores that will donate a portion of your purchase to our Unit. Please take a moment to visit their site.
Yes. We have a Support Category for those who don’t wish to be Rescue Members. These individuals work behind the scenes in various capacities.