Del Norte County Sheriff

Search & Rescue

​​​​​​Thank you for considering Del Norte County Search & Rescue

Del Norte County Search & Rescue is a strong and dedicated organization that works directly for our local Sheriff. We are a volunteer, non-profit organization that requires help from people like you.

Some of the areas we need are Ground Searchers, Wilderness Scent Dog Teams, Diving Operations, Rope Rescue’s,  and Swiftwater Rescue Technicians. Volunteers are also needed in business related areas such as Board Members, and Ways & Means Committee.

If you are interested in joining Del Norte County Search & Rescue, please complete an 
application and mail to or drop it off at the address listed below. You may also fax your application Attn: DNSAR to the Sheriff's office at 707.464.6527.  If you are dropping your application off at the Sheriff’s office, please give it to the Civil Clerk. You may also email your completed application to  You must be at least 18 years old and in good standing with the community, because of the nature of Search & Rescue each member must pass a background check that is conducted by the Sheriff's Department. 

Once your application has been submitted a Search & Rescue Board Member will contact you and provide further instructions. 

Del Norte County Sheriff's Department
ATTN: Search & Rescue Application
650 5th Street
Crescent City CA 95531