The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Field Services Division is comprised of sworn specialized units and volunteer forces to respond to emergency law enforcement activities, search and rescue missions, evidence searches, and requests for mutual aid. The members of these units are highly trained and possess a variety of technical skills. All units are available to respond to mutual aid requests throughout the County and the State of Oregon on a twenty-four hour basis. The goal of all Field Services Division Units is to swiftly and safely respond to requests for assistance, support, and coordinate the needed services in a manner that promotes the safety and security of the community.
It is assumed that people will become lost, injured and/or in need of rescuing from natural or technological danger. The ability to perform search, rescue or recovery may require resources beyond ordinary response. The mission of search and rescue within Jackson County is to ensure that proper resources, in the form of trained volunteers, appropriate equipment, and professional leadership, are available to perform these duties in a safe and timely manner for the maximum preservation of life.