The Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) team members are volunteers, not sworn peace officers, but they assume many of the same responsibilities performed by peace officers in ground searches and wilderness searches.
SAR is trained to conduct wilderness, desert, mine and mountain rescues. With the help and participation of experts in many disciplines, SAR has become another critical volunteer tool that helps ensure the peace and happiness of Yuma County residents and visitors.
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All new recruits are required to complete a 20-hour Basic Rescue Course. In-house training is also provided in the areas of:
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Sgt. Richard Meraz
Tel: (928) 819-2212
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-5:00 PM