The CoCoSAR team consists of approximately 200 members. Each year we add new members who complete our fall training academy. Many members continue to add to their training and develop new skills and specialties.
During 2017, our dedicated volunteers logged over 39,000 hours of service, training for and accomplishing the CoCoSAR mission.
In 2017, the team completed 49 missions including both in-county and out-of-county missions. The team worked with 25 different city and county agencies throughout Contra Costa County and 13 other northern California counties.
These missions included missing person searches, evidence and article searches, medical support at races, parades and community events, and what we call “special details” — unique events outside the traditional CoCoSAR mission scope. The team provided assistance to dozens of different police and public service agencies.
Below is a breakdown of our 2017 missions: