Dive Team

With many miles of coastline and other bodies of water in our county, the Underwater Search and Recovery Dive Team is an active auxiliary service. This unit of citizen volunteers and full-time Sheriff's Office personnel is kept busy by performing res... more »

Search and Rescue Team (SAR)

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Unit is made up of trained volunteers. Unit members provide the manpower, knowledge, and skills to conduct searches for missing people. "Search & Rescue" means the acts of searching for, resc... more »

Sheriff's Posse

The Sheriff's Posse is one of the oldest auxiliary units of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office. Dating back to the 1940's, this unit is made up of volunteers on horseback. The Sheriff's Posse represents the Sheriff's Office in parades and se... more »

Aero Squadron

The Sheriff's Aero Squadron, part of the Search and Rescue team, was first formed in 1948 and restructured in 1974. The Aero Squadron provides "Life Guard" as a service to this County as well as transporting life-saving organ transplants at no cost t... more »

Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteer Patrol (SAVP)

The Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteer Patrol was established to assist the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office in meeting its law enforcement mission. Citizen volunteers trained in a variety of law enforcement topics, such as observation skills, radi... more »