Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue has been serving the people of Multnomah County and the Pacific Northwest in all types of Search & Rescue missions for over half a century...


Who We Are

MCSOSAR is a 100% volunteer organization to serve Multnomah County during Search & Rescue, natural disasters, and other emergency events.

What We Do

We are called to perform searches for missing persons, rescues for the injured, and evidence searches for ongoing criminal investigations.

Our Training

We have one of the most extensive training programs in the north west. MCSOSAR provides all the training new members need to meet Oregon State SAR Certification Standards...


MCSOSAR has one of the most extensive and comprehensive training programs in the pacific northwest.


As the primary SAR resource for Multnomah County, the majority of our searches are conducted in the Columbia River Gorge.

Our Program

We have a rich history of over 50 years, emphasizing youth development and leadership.

What we do?


As a Search and Rescue organization, we are called to perform several different types of searches, including: Trail, open-grid, closed-grid, urban and evidence searches. Trail, grid, or urban searches for missing persons may occur at any time of day, any day of the year, in any weather condition. These often require a quick response by our 100% volunteer team of trained, well equipped searchers.

Evidence searches involve a thorough examination of an area currently under investigation by law enforcement. MCSOSAR is known throughout the pacific northwest as being a capable and effective evidence searching team, often responsible for recovering critical pieces of evidence.