Eight Separate Skill-based Units

The King County Sheriff's Office is responsible for search and rescue activities in the unincorporated areas of King County as well as our contract cities under the mandates of R.C.W. 38.52. Each year, volunteer groups along with Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue personnel respond to numerous incidents involving lost or injured hikers, hunters and children. SAR volunteers also assist in times of natural disasters like flooding, wind storms and earthquakes.

There's more to know about the organizations that participate in King County Search and Rescue and are always there to help. Check out the background of each unit, select any of the links on the left to find out more.

Interested in joining?

Recruitment in King County Search And Rescue is carried out by individual units. If you're interested in joining us you'll need to contact one of our units directly. To assist you in locating the correct unit for you, please see our Comparison Matrix.

Last updated on March 19, 2014