Supporters of SAR (SOS) are members dedicated to promoting the Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team through fundraising, grant writing, and event planning/management.

Members of SOS are not field-deployable and therefore do not need to pass a physical fitness test or background check.

To join send an email to or come to one of the monthly general meetings. We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at our headquarters, the Larry Estes Training Center, located at the east end of Morrow Lane in Chico (just past Klean Kanteen).