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Crook County Sheriff Search and Rescue is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing professional level Search and Rescue services to Crook County residents and visitors in the backcountry, rural and urban areas as requested by the Sheriff. We also serve as a mutual aid resource for other counties in the area. Search and Rescue serves as an educational and humanitarian resource to the community, providing information and training.

Welcome to the Crook County Sheriff Search and Rescue official website. We invite you to look around our site and learn more about us and our service to the community. You can find detailed information on our About Us page.

We are a volunteer organization but we train rigorously and stand prepared to assist Crook County and neighboring counties in all manner of Search and Rescue missions.

Please visit our BackCountry Survival page for tips and suggestions to improve your odds against the elements. Preparation before you take that hiking, fishing, camping, or hunting trip to the mountains or other wilderness areas can greatly increase your odds of survival if you become injured, ill, or disoriented. Print this Pamphlet and leave the completed Outing Plan with family or friends.

Even the best prepared folks can find themselves in need of help - and that's why we're here. If ever you need assistance for yourself or an overdue family member or friend, please call 9-1-1 to activate the Crook County Sheriff Search and Rescue organization.

Most members join our organization as a way to give back to their community. If you are so inclined, please visit our Membership page to review the qualifications and download an application.

Although individual members are not compensated for their time, personal equipment, or expenses, we are an incorporated charitable organization. We welcome your tax deductible donations for rescue equipment and supplies. Please visit our Donate page to learn how you can help.

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K-9 Teams

On April 4, 2014, two Crook County Sheriff's Search and Rescue K9 cadaver dog teams departed Prineville for Oso, Washington to assist with the devastating landslide that has hit that community. Conditions are harsh in the area and teams are working 4 hour shifts according to Command staff before they need a break. They were joined in their travel by a K9 team from Deschutes County Search and Rescue. They plan to stay and help for approximately a week.

Project Lifesaver

Crook County Sheriff Search and Rescue proudly announces the arrival of Project Lifesaver in Crook County.

Project Lifesaver’s mission is to use state of the art technology in assisting those who care for victims of Alzheimer’s and other Related Mental Dysfunction Disorders (ARMD) and victims who become lost.

Victims of ARMD tend to wander from their homes. The project places radio transmitters on identified persons with ARMD. These transmitters assist caregivers and local emergency agencies in locating those who cannot help themselves. This project typically reduces rescue times from 9 hours to less than 30 minutes.

Please click HERE for additional information on the project and becoming a sponsor.

Please click HERE and HERE for recent media coverage.

One of our volunteers using the Project Lifesaver tracking equipment.

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Last Updated Tuesday, August 26, 2014