Search and Rescue Mission Statement


The members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Unit, operating under the authority of the Sheriff, will continue the mission set forth of safeguarding lives and properties. We will accomplish our mission by utilizing extensive backcountry knowledge, underwater rescue operations, K-9 handing, and advanced medical skills. We will maintain a dedication of duty not only to the residents of Ventura County, but also to other counties within the state who are in need of our assistance. We will always strive to provide the residents of Ventura County with the highest level of public service.