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Sgt. Steven Dills

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VIDEO: Skagit County Ground
Search and Rescue

SAR BuildingTraining
Room Calendar


SAR Training Calendar



The Skagit County Volunteer Search and Rescue (SAR) Program provides the county with the presence of highly trained and skilled members to assist in the location and rescue of missing and lost individuals who may be injured or in dangerous conditions and are unable to rescue themselves. Rescues and searches occur from the salt water of Puget Sound to the backcountry of the North Cascade Mountain Range. This program has become an integral and irreplaceable part of the community and is directed under the:

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office
600 S 3rd St, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: 360-416-1911

SAR Sergeants
Sgt. Steve Dills – East Precinct
Sgt. Bradley Holmes – Boat Division

SAR Deputies
Deputy Craig Mullen
Deputy Kyle Wiggins
Deputy Richard Eichman
Deputy Joshua Case
Deputy Joshua Murdock
Deputy Ruben Ayala
Deputy Andrew Mueller
Deputy Darren Arndt


  Our dedicated and highly skilled volunteers that respond to the call for service include:

Land Skagit County Ground Search and Rescue
(to include CareTrak) (SCGSAR)

Video | 2023 Training Academy | Application

Skagit County K9 Search and Rescue (SCK9SAR)

Application Skagit Mountain Rescue Unit (SMRU) Application
Marine East County Water Rescue (ECWR)

Application | Donation Request

Skagit Bay    Search and Rescue Skagit Bay Search and Rescue (SBSAR)

Information | Application Skagit Technical Water Rescue (STWR)
4 Rivers Search and Rescue

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)
RACES: Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services

Associates Civil Air Patrol US Navy Coast Guard Washington State
Emergency Management Division
Search and Rescue Skagit County Emergency Management  



Each SAR volunteer group has representative(s) that are members of the Skagit Search and Rescue Council. The council is a community oriented and volunteer based non-profit organization that seeks to preserve life and health through training, search and rescue techniques and proactive education. Skagit County Search and Rescue Groups can also request funds through the council for training personnel or purchasing needed equipment. The Skagit Search and Rescue Council relies 100% on donations made by the general public and is a registered 501(c)3 organization.
Visit Skagit Search and Rescue Council Facebook page for further information or to make a donation

If you are interested in joining one or more of our dedicated and skilled groups above, or have any further questions about the program, please contact: 360-416-1992