Carson City Sheriff's Search and Rescue

"…so that others may live"

Join SAR

Carson City Sheriff’s Search And Rescue (CCSSAR) is currently recruiting!

CCSSAR works directly for the Sheriff’s Office supporting the Operations and Detective Divisions. We also provide assistance to Carson City Fire Department, Parks, BLM, USFS, and neighboring counties.

Most often working independently, CCSSAR employs Unit and Personally Owned Vehicles in response to missions as varied as wilderness and urban searches, evidence searches, wildfire evacuations, and public relations events.

The Unit is responsible for 153 square miles of varied wilderness and urban terrain, stretching from El Dorado Canyon to Lake Tahoe. Good physical fitness is a must. Team members maintain, among other skills, an understanding of orienteering by means of map and compass, Global Positioning System, VHF radio use, First Aid, and FEMA’s Incident Command System.

The training requirements are broad, with a real-world need to maintain the acquired skill sets. Additional training is provided to select personnel for certification as Rope Rescue and Swift Water Rescue Operators. All training and practical requirements can be demanding – in addition to any mission call-outs, members need to be prepared to attend two meetings and a field exercise each month.

If you have a strong desire to serve the community, including a willingness to leave home at any time and in any weather, are a team player, and open to learning and perfecting new skills, CCSSAR may be the right fit for you.

Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2023. Interviews will begin in late May. Applications may be obtained from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office front counter, or DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE.

Return completed application to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office front counter, c/o Colleen Schiller, Volunteer Coordinator.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office
911 E. Musser Street
Carson City, NV 89701

More questions? Email:

%d bloggers like this: