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Valley County Search & Rescue is a branch of the Valley County Sheriff's Office, made up of volunteers and a liaison from the Sheriff's Office .

VCSAR was established in 1997 by Greg Speer & Alvie Hallock under the direction of the VCSO & then--Sheriff Richard Britzman. It should be noted that prior to this, Speer and Hallock were called upon to perform SAR functions as early as 1984. Alvie raffled off his personal Corvette , and contributed the proceedings to the VCSO to help purchase an Airboat for VCSAR. Since those early days, VCSAR has acquired a lake boat, a Boston Whaler, and a motor home through group fundraising efforts and the hard work and dedication of its members.


Valley County Sheriff's Office acquired a building for VCSAR from the Bureau of Land Management in 2009. Since then the building has slowly undergone improvements when funding and volunteers are available. The building is used primarily to store VCSAR's equipment and vehicles. VCSAR hopes to add a training/meeting room in the future.