MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Albany County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue is to provide Albany County and surrounding areas dedicated and trained volunteer resources in the event of lost, overdue, or missing persons, or emergency situation, ensure members receive and maintain high quality training to create proficient search teams and individuals, and to provide community oriented services.

Albany County Sheriff's Search & Rescue was founded in February 1952 after a series of tragic events in Albany County. At that time the team was made up of roughly fifty volunteer members with in the community. Much holds true today, as the team maintains, a trained volunteer member base of nearly fifty individuals from within our community.

ACSSAR receives no monetary funding from the government, we rely on grants, donations from the community and fund raising of our own. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office supports us by providing the use of a meeting / training room and some specialized equipment use.

Our members provide their own personal equipment, time and money.

We do not charge for our services nor are our members compensated for their time.

While we are all SAR team members, we encourage all members to try different specialties:
  • High Angle
  • K9
  • Trackers
  • Swiftwater
  • Mountain Bike
  • Snowmobile

For more information becoming a ACSSAR member visit our Join Page!