Search And Rescue in the State of California is legislated to the County Sheriff. 

The State has a robust mutual aid system that is managed by the Law Enforcement Branch of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).

The CA State SAR Coordinator is Deputy Chief Matt Scharper who can be contacted at:


The Law Enforcement Branch has an extensive set of SAR tools available on its website including many mutual aid guidelines, forms, Disaster Service Worker guidance, and other SAR related material.