Who do we want?

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team is looking for upstanding citizens of Yamhill County who have an interest in:

  • Outdoors
  • Hiking
  • Map and Compass navigation
  • ATV’s
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ham Radio
  • Medical Training
  • K-9 Search and Rescue
  • Man-Tracking
  • Horseback riding
  • Helping the Community
Yamhill County Search and Rescue

How to Join

Attend a meeting to see if you are interested. We meet at the Public Works Auditorium on the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm.  See map here.  Occasionally, our meetings are held at different locations, due to social events or availability of the meeting space.  Please email us at ycsearchandrescue@gmail.com to confirm location.

If you are still interested, here are the steps you need to do in order to be part of our team:

  1. Fill out an application (use the link below) and return it to the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, 535 NE 5th Street, Room 143, McMinnville, Oregon 97128
  2. Have background check completed. (Age requirements: Be at least 15-18 for a youth member, 18+ for Adult member)
  3. Meet with the Yamhill County Search and Rescue New Member Coordinator, who will explain more about Search and Rescue and the requirements of the team.
  4. Meet with the Search and Rescue Coordinator.
  5. Arrange a meeting with the Sheriff, through the Administrative Manager at the Sheriff’s Office.
  6. Start attending monthly meetings.
  7. Attend and complete the Search and Rescue Training academy, held once a year.