Make a Difference
Would you like to be part of a team that is passionate about helping their community? Then join us and help those who our lost.
We are on a constant search for new members. You don’t even need special skills to join the team. In fact, we will teach you what you need to know to become a qualified searcher and first responder. What you do need is the willingness to learn and a genuine desire to help others. Oh, and have a great time doing it.
Taking the First Step
The first step is to come to a regularly scheduled training meeting or two. There you will meet the team and get a better sense of what it means to be a CPSAR member. Once you made up your mind, membership requires an application, waiver of liability, consent to release information, and a payment for initial dues. Please see our membership application for further requirements and disqualifications for membership.
Have Some Questions?
Below are some of the questions prospective applicants most often ask:
Even though we are volunteers, being a member of CPSAR requires a considerable amount of your personal time. Members are expected to attend at least 50% of training meetings. Deployments are also demanding, often happening at night, in bad weather, and over sizable distances. There is also the emotional and physical demands on you and your family, having to respond to calls at a moments notice.
There is a membership fee that helps pay for required background checks and administrative support. You can expect to spend several hundred dollars a year in fees, meals, training, and personal gear. Highly technical specialties, such as K-9 teams, typically experience even higher costs.