Marin County Sheriff's Office
Search & Rescue


“Anytime, Anywhere, Any Weather” - Marin County Search & Rescue (Marin SAR), a division of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, is an all-volunteer organization comprised of approximately 80 members ranging in age from 14-75. Marin SAR responds to over 50 incidents per year throughout Marin, and the rest of California during mutual-aid calls. Marin SAR is a designated all-terrain, urban, suburban, wilderness and mountain search and rescue team. Its all-volunteer status saves taxpayers almost $2,000,000 annually (based on Sheriff Department estimates). We provide search and rescue services for missing children, Alzheimer’s patients, hikers, backpackers, climbers, and even search for crime scene evidence. The unit is recognized throughout California for its professionalism, youth program, and its ability to field mission-ready teams on a moment’s notice.

Whether it’s a lost hiker in Muir Woods, a technical cliff rescue on Mt. Tam, a missing child near Stinson Beach, an evidence search in Marin County, or a wilderness rescue in Yosemite, Marin’s all-volunteer search and rescue team is ready — “Anytime, Anywhere, Any Weather”.

Please consider donating to our non-profit, 501(c)(3) team. Your donations help us fund our annual activities such as specialized rescue training courses, medical training, equipment procurement, and mission-specific supplies (perishables, light sticks, batteries, etc). Your donation and support helps fund a youth scholarship program based on leadership, academic achievement, and dedication to the unit. As a non-profit organization, daily operations are dependent on funding donations from private individuals, organizations, volunteer members and the support of the Sheriff’s office.

To make a donation, email our Fundraising Manager, or use the PayPal button on the right.