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Joining Requirements

Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Rescue has active members from a wide diversity of backgrounds. Membership is open to anyone over 18 years of age who has a sincere interest and desire to make the commitments necessary to be an active contributor to SAR.

The minimum requirements to join the team are:

  • Pass Sheriff's Office background check

  • Have a valid California driver's license & recent DMV printout

  • Attend at least three consecutive training meetings

  • Successfully complete an oral board interview

  • Have a sincere interest and desire to become a contributing member

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Complete and pass the SCCSSAR academy

  • Obtain CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification

  • Obtain First Responder Certification within one year of becoming a member


The 2020 Academy has been cancelled.