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  The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue is a volunteer-based program under the command of the Sheriff. A highly dedicated and skilled Board of Directors makes this organization second to none in the State of Oregon. This well trained group consists of approximately 50 volunteers.
  The call to assemble our team can come at any time day or night, in all weather conditions, to expedite a search or a rescue with the possibility of someone's life on the line. Someone has reported a friend or family member missing, and all you have to go on is the place last seen, a map, and the talent and experience of our team.
  These searches can be conducted over rugged territory in extreme conditions, but our SAR volunteers and their families have shown time again that they are committed to the selfless volunteerism this program demands.
  These are dedicated and skilled volunteers who continue to maintain their endurance and professionalism to find the lost, rescue the stranded or injured, recover the deceased, and are available to respond to community needs in Yamhill County and provide mutual aid to other Sheriff’s Office SAR programs in Oregon.
  If you are interested in becoming a part of this fantastic group of volunteers and you meet the qualifications, complete the application on the join page and mail or bring into my office today. The satisfaction of returning a lost person to his or her loved one is unparalleled.
  I’ll take this opportunity to say thank you! To each and every one of you. You are all incredible.
Those who can, do; those who can do more — volunteer!
Jack Crabtree
Yamhill County Sheriff


Briefing Searchers

Project Lifesaver

Rescue Skills

Briefing Searchers Project Lifesaver

Rescue Skills

Project Lifesaver   The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and the Yamhill County Search and Rescue Team are part of Project Lifesaver International; a program designed for Alzheimer and Autistic individuals who may wander. Yamhill County was the first agency in the state to be certified as a Project Lifesaver Agency and became the State Agency for Oregon's Project Lifesaver. Yamhill County Search and Rescue helped bring Project Lifesaver to Oregon after a search for a missing non verbal autistic child, who was found in the middle of a freezing creek after being missing for roughly 45 minutes. This program has a high success rate of finding the missing subject. Please check out Project Lifesaver International.

Contact the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office at 503-434-7506 for information on Project Lifesaver or to contribute to the program.

Designed by Yamhill County Search and Rescue, 2013