Thank you for your interest in Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue. The volunteer members of our team are selected from the community. We accept applications on a continual basis. When openings are available in the group, we interview from the applications on file. We typically conduct these interviews once a year, late in the winter or early spring.


to submit an application, you must:

  • Be at least age 21 at time of application
  • Have a current medical certification of at least First Responder (i.e., 50+ hours of EMS training)
  • Be a US citizen
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a Utah driver's license
  • Be a resident of Salt Lake County

If you are accepted by the team, you will need to pass a UPD background check. To pass this, you must NOT:

  • Have been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment in a federal or state penitentiary or of an offense involving dishonesty, unlawful sexual conduct, or physical violence.
  • Have used marijuana in the last two years.
  • Unlawfully used, sold or possessed a controlled substance in the past five years.
  • Have been convicted of a D.U.I. within the previous two years beginning with the date of conviction to the date of application.

If your medical certification has lapsed, please complete the re-certification process before submitting an application to Search and Rescue. Courses are available from the American Red Cross, among others. Lapsed EMT's and others of higher medical training can often re-certify at the Emergency Response level by challenging the test. Contact the American Red Cross or other instruction agency to schedule a test.

Interest Form

To apply to join the group, you may pick up an interest form at our office or download a Search and Rescue Interest Form. Return this form and a copy of your current medical certification to:

Salt Lake County Search and Rescue
3510 South 700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
(385) 468-9552
FAX: (385) 468-9551

Application questions? Contact: 385-468-9555 -

Search And Rescue Interest Form.pdf

Contact The Team

  • For Emergency - Call 9-1-1
    Non-Emergency Dispatch: (801) 743-7000
  • 3510 South 700 West Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
  • 385.468.9552
  • 385.468.9551
  • Application questions and submissions contact: 385-468-9555 -

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