Search & Rescue

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 (PDF).

Planning an Outdoor Excursion

Complete the Outdoor Excursion Trip Form (PDF) 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 & 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

Submit an online Search and Rescue Volunteer Application now!

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 complete this application.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Search & Rescue Officers

SheriffCurtis L. Landers
SAR SupervisorSergeant Derek Etheridge
SAR Coordinator
Senior Deputy Bruce McGuire
CaptainMark Watkins
Joe Novello
SecretarySara Tabb
Kelli Simonds
Asst. SAR CoordinatorsVacant

Contact Us

Phone: 541-270-3400


View a gallery of Search and Rescue photos.