We have compiled a list of Search and Rescue teams specializing in missing persons. Missing person cases can be some of the most challenging and emotionally charged cases for SAR teams. These teams work closely with families, law enforcement, and other organizations to gather information and coordinate search efforts. Most but not all are Non-Profit and require being invited by the Investigating Agency. If the SAR team is a Non-Profit organization, there should be no charge to you, the family, or the Investigating Agency. There may be an option to private hire, but you would need to discuss that directly with the agency/organization you are contacting.
Keep in mind, some agencies only do rescues specific to either water or land. Some state a vehicle must be involved if it’s a water rescue. Also, when looking for SAR teams with dogs, your common household dog is not trained for this type of rescue mission. Verify the dogs are trained and certified for SAR, Scent tracking and Cadaver.
We cannot endorse any specific Search and Rescue resource, or organization mentioned on this site, and inclusion on this site does not imply endorsement or recommendation.
AWP is a Search & Recovery Dive Team dedicated to helping families of missing loved ones. A vehicle must be involved for their services to be rendered.
All contact is made through the website’s contact form.
BSAR provides search & rescue services at the request of law enforcement, preventative SAR safety and survival education, and assists agencies in SAR missions with the goal of locating the lost, missing, & injured and removing them to a place of safety and if needed, medical care.
Find Me is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting law enforcement and families locating missing loved ones, assisting in solving homicides and identifying victims of human trafficking.
2925 E. Riggs Road, Ste. 121
Chandler, AZ 85249
Provides Resources, Response, and Education:
Provides Cadaver Wilderness, Forensics and Small Evidence K9 Services. Teams work in both Wilderness and Urban settings. Incident Management, Instructors/Evaluators and Lead Evaluators
Registered in Idaho
Northstar SAR provides nationally certified K-9 handler teams for the following:
Tracking/Trailing-Wilderness and Urban, Human Remains Detection (HRD)(Cadaver Dogs),
321 Alder Road
South Haven, Minnesota 55382
Tel: (877) 727-5911
Texas EquuSearch has assisted in thousands of cases throughout the US and abroad, giving some form of resolution to distraught families and closure to many criminal cases.
P. O. Box 39
Dickinson, Texas 77539
Phone: +1 281-309-9500
Wings of Hope Search and Rescue is a non-profit organization that specializes in aerial and under water search and rescue utilizing drones.