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  Blue Angel

How to Help / Donate  The Park County Search and Rescue is now actively seeking donations to help purchase a new primary response vehicle.  To read more or if you would like to donate, click on this link.

Missions Click on this link to read about rescue missions conducted so far in 2017.

Volunteers Click on this link to learn more about our volunteers.

The purpose of Park County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit (PCSAR) is to organize for, plan for, train for, maintain equipment for, and respond to incidents requiring search and rescue assistance as requested, directed, and authorized by the Sheriff of Park County, Wyoming.  This is accomplished in three ways:

1) By identifying hazardous areas, activities or situations and assisting in education of the public about these hazards and ways to avoid or minimize them thereby eliminating or minimizing the hazards if practical;

2) By training all PCSAR team members in basic search and rescue skills and training special teams for more technically demanding emergencies; and

3) By responding to calls for assistance in searching for lost or missing persons and rescuing persons in distress within the training and performance capabilities of the members.

Park County Search and Rescue (PCSAR) is comprised of some 25 to 30 volunteers from all walks of life who make up the search and rescue teams in Park County.  The members are trained in skills such as: first aid and CPR; wilderness search; aircraft and emergency locator transmitter (ELT) search; urban search; search management; swift water and ice rescue; mountain rescue; K-9 search; Incident Command System; wilderness travel; land navigation; avalanche search; and critical incident stress management.  Some of the team members are extensively trained in emergency medicine and other specialized rescue techniques and many of them are community instructors of various outdoor skills and safety programs.
The Park County Search and Rescue operates under the authority and direction of the Park County Sheriff as mandated by Wyoming State Statutes.  Members of PCSAR are considered to be a volunteer civilian branch of the Sheriff’s Office and are governed by the Sheriff and/or a Coordinator appointed by the Sheriff.  The Sheriff and/or Coordinator are responsible for establishing and reviewing the search and rescue priorities, requirements, rules, regulations, guidelines, and constraints for all county-sponsored and recognized units and volunteers.
The PCSAR teams also assist the local law enforcement, emergency management, volunteer fire departments and ambulance services when extra help is needed with logistical support or medical/rescue services during serious incidents.
To learn more about becoming a volunteer member of the Park County Search and Rescue Unit CLICK HERE.

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For Emergencies
 Dial 911


Non-Emergency Numbers
  (307) 527-8700
Powell: (307) 754-8700

Sheriff’s Civil Process &

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cody:   (307) 527-8710
Powell: (307) 754-8710

General Fax Number:
Cody:   (307) 527-8708
Powell: (307) 754-8708

Sheriff’s Detention Center:
Cody:   (307) 527-8750
Powell: (307) 754-8750

Detention Center Administrative Assistant:
(307) 527-8714 or
(307) 754-8714

Park County/ Cody Law
Enforcement Center
1402 River View Drive
Cody, WY 82414

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