Welcome to the Contra Costa County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team (CoCoSAR) website.

Here you can learn how we serve those who have gone missing and their families. Our team is made up of a diverse group of unpaid volunteers who give their time and energy to regularly train and respond to callouts, so “that others may live.”

Explore the website to learn more about what we do, along with how you can support our work or join the team. Learn why our team members call it “the best volunteer job ever.”

Learn About CoCoSAR

Our team consists of about 200 professionally trained volunteer searchers under the direction of Contra Costa County Sheriff Emergency Services Division.

Support Our Work

Our adopted motto, “that others may live,” sums up the motivation that drives every member on the team. However, we cannot accomplish our mission without the support of generous donors.

Join Our Team

We are currently accepting applications for the team! Becoming a member is a privilege that comes with great rewards, but also much responsibility.