The La Paz County Sheriff’s SAR team consists of Sheriff’s Office personnel as well as trained citizen volunteers. The SAR team is primarily tasked with conducting searches for lost or missing persons in the County but may on occasion search for lost or missing objects.
The SAR team also responds to calls for assistance from other Counties with large scale or long duration searches where additional search personnel or equipment may be needed.
Civilian SAR volunteers are trained by qualified La Paz County Sheriff’s Deputies prior to engaging in search operations. SAR operations depend on a cadre of civilian volunteers and anyone interested in the team can contact Sr. Deputy and Search Coordinator John Walker at the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office station telephone (928) 669-6141.