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Greetings from San Mateo Mounted SAR Unit Leader Anne Gadd!

Interested in joining the San Mateo County Sheriff's Mounted Search & Rescue Unit? See below for more information and downloadable materials.

Dear Prospective Applicant:

Welcome to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Mounted Search and Rescue Unit. We are a volunteer team consisting of horsepeople who donate their time and equipment to aid in protecting the lives of the citizens in our county. Our training encompasses safety, discipline, emergency preparedness, versatility, and confidence while fostering mutual respect for fellow SAR members, our equine partners, and other SAR teams. Our group meets one Thursday evening and one weekend morning per month for training and skill enhancement.

Please find the enclosed materials designed to help you get started on becoming part of our unique team.

  • Letter of greeting from the Sheriff

  • Principles of volunteering

  • Synopsis of required training for horse and rider

  • Preliminary MSAR application form

  • Application for San Mateo County Sheriff's volunteers

  • Oath of Office form

We are pleased that you are considering becoming part of our team. Simply download the application packet, fill out the forms and bring the completed application to the next scheduled Mounted SAR meeting to get started. I look forward to seeing you on the trail.

Best regards,
Anne Gadd
Unit Leader


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