Yakima County Sheriff

Search and Rescue

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Yakima County Sheriff's Office provides Search and Rescue throughout Yakima County and outlying areas, primarily in remote wilderness areas. Our team of highly trained and motivated volunteers bring special skills, equipment and their personal time to assist the Sheriff in providing exceptional Search and Rescue service to the citizens of Yakima County.


Our Core Objectives:

  • The mission of the Special Operations/Search and Rescue Coordinator is to contribute to the improvement of our community as a safe place to live, work, learn, play and visit by promoting safety, preservation of life and protection of the environment.
  • Our mission is accomplished by providing quality Search and Rescue services, community and outdoor education, and support services within the resources provided.
  • We will consistently strive to be professional and responsive to the ever-changing and challenging missions that we and our community may face with the confidence and trust the taxpayers have given us.