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Search and Rescue (SAR)

All of our active members are Kentucky State-certified for Search and Rescue (SAR). We search for people in all kinds of situations:  missing hikers, hunters, children, Alzheimer’s patients, and more. We also do evidence searches, including those for human remains to assist Law Enforcement. Daviess County SAR may activate during times of natural disasters. We train and search both day and night in all types of weather, temperatures, and terrain.

SAR members are trained in Search and Rescue techniques and perform the majority of our searches within Daviess County. However, we may be called to surrounding counties to assist with their searches. In addition to field work, we also conduct Incident Command Post and search specific communications operations.

The Daviess County Search and Rescue Team consists of three units:

  • Ground
  • K9
  • Administration

Each unit works in support of the others to achieve mission success.

DCSAR Requirements:
  • You should first attend two meetings/trainings to get a feel for what SAR is all about.
  • Fill out an application, release form, and consent to a background check (must have no prior felonies)
  • Membership committee will set up an informal interview.
  • At an upcoming meeting the active members will vote on candidate becoming a probationary team member and probationary member will be assigned a mentor.
  • While in training, when DCSAR is called to a search, you can go on a search with your mentor.
  • Active members will vote on individual becoming an active team member.

If you might be interested in joining Daviess County SAR, contact Deputy Director John Clouse at 270-685-8448 or jclouse@daviessky.org

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