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Search and Rescue Units

As with any organization, our strength is in our members who are a ready and skilled resource, and who make themselves available literally within minutes of emergency notification.

If you are interested in volunteering with one of our Search and Rescue (SAR) units, check out their websites below for more information. To apply to join a unit, complete and return the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Application and Agreement to and the unit representative will get back in touch with you. 

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

The ARES Unit meets the third Thursday of the month at Benton County Public Works, 320 SW Avery, in the “Day Room” at 7:00 p.m.

For more information contact

Benton County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse (BCSMP)

The Posse meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Law Enforcement Building, Police Conference Room, at 6:00 p.m.

For more information check out our website and Facebook pages.  We can also be reached by calling 541-766-6045 or email

Corvallis Mountain Rescue Unit (CMRU)

CMRU meetings are normally the first Tuesday and third Wednesday of the month (except December) at 7PM.  The meetings are held at the Benton County Public Works Day Room, located at 360 SW Avery Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97333.

For more information about CMRU, please contact the Member at Large at membership(at) or visit the CMRU web site at

Marys Peak Search and Rescue (MPSAR)

MPSAR members meet the first Monday of each month, 19:00 at Benton County Sunset Building Large Conference room.

For more information, contact and check out their website by Clicking Here

Region Three K9 SAR (R3K9)

R3K9 members meetings are ad-hoc. A meeting may be requested by any R3K9 member by email to the President. Meetings may be held in person or by email exchange.

Check out their Facebook page for more information or contact


SkySAR member meetings are held ad-hoc at the Corvallis airport.  For meeting dates and more information, contact and check out their Facebook page.

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