Las Vegas Search and Rescue
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue Unit is an organization of paid and non-paid professionals dedicated to saving lives through rescue, emergency medicine, and safety education. It is our duty to provide the highest level of skill and best possible care to those who call upon us for help. Providing search and rescue in Red Rock, Mt. Charleston, Lake Mead, and Southern Nevada.
Create A Safer Community
The LVMPD Search and Rescue unit is a unified effort between the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police and its non-profit partner, Friends of Metro Search and Rescue. In addition to our team of commissioned officers, Las Vegas’ search and rescue unit is supported by 20+ volunteers who actively engage in all aspects of the unit’s rescue missions.
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Be Part of the Mission
Providing search and rescue to the surrounding areas of Red Rock, Mt. Charleston and Lake Mead to is a focused and dedicated effort that comprises highly trained officers and volunteers alike. Volunteering for LVMPD Search and Rescue is a rigorous and rewarding duty that calls for committed, team-oriented professionals.
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This year’s Labor Day weekend proved to be busy as our Unit responded to multiple rescues from one end of the valley to the other. From Mt. Charleston to Lake Mead, we responded to various reports. Saturday, August 30th Two officers and one volunteer responded to reports of two hikers who had been hiking in […]
This year’s Memorial weekend has been very busy for our Unit, but there’s one story that sticks out the most because we see this very often. Last Saturday evening, our Unit was dispatched to Red Rock in response to reports of a fallen climber. Our volunteers and officers began to head to the area by […]
Last Saturday, while lead climbing the 3rd pitch of Frogland, witnesses say that a climber lost his footing and succumbed to a fall of about 20 feet, allegedly breaking his right arm and injuring the right side of his body. Kevin Riley and Ian Valley, both with Action in Solitude, were also climbing Frogland at […]
This year’s annual Hot Air Balloon festival will be held October 25th – 27th at Southern Hills Hospital. Come join us for morning burns, hot air balloon rides, food, carnival, games, and numerous police and SAR helicopter demos throughout the day. All funds raised during this event will help to purchase training and equipment for […]
“If you get hurt, if you get lost, if you get stuck, or if you require medical attention, stay where you’re at. We’re coming for you. Regardless.”
– DVB, SR3