Search and Rescue

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Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SAR)
225 W. Olive St.
Newport, OR 97365

Sergeant Adam Shanks
Deputy Bruce McGuire
541-265-4277 X 7125

Mission statement:

The mission of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) is to provide a well trained and equipped professional team of volunteers who are prepared to respond rapidly, effectively, and safely to serve as an additional resource in the search and rescue of lost, missing, and overdue persons.

Our commitment is to do so with honor and integrity, while conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain the confidence of those we serve.

Read the by-laws of the Sheriff's Search and Rescue (See attachment below).

Planning an Outdoor Excursion?:

Complete the Outdoor Excursion Trip Form (See attachment below) prior to an outdoor excursion and leave it with a responsible person. YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT! In the event that you do not return from your trip as stated in this trip plan, it can be given to the police and search and rescue organizers.

How to join the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Citizen of Lincoln County
  • Clean criminal record, and background check

  • Driver license for the state of Oregon

  • Ability to volunteer your time to the community

  • Ability to attend and pass training programs offered

  • Ability to attend monthly meetings

 Activities our Search and Rescue are involved in:

  • Urban Search and Rescue
  • Wilderness Search and Rescue
  • Evidence Search
  • Assisting other Counties
  • Community Events

If you would like to join the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team, please download the APPLICATION (See attachment below) and send it to the above address.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Officers
Sheriff Dennis Dotson
SAR Supervisor Sergeant Adam Shanks
Captain Jeff Lawrence
Asst. Captain Dixie Lorange
Secretary/Treasurer Angela Hoak
SAR Coordinator Deputy Bruce McGuire
Asst. SAR Coordinator  
SAR Deputy Deputy Gary Davey
SAR Deputy Deputy Rick Ballentine
SAR Deputy Deputy Tony Lorange


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