LVMPD's Search and Rescue Unit
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. Our teams provide search and rescue operations in Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston, Lake Mead, and throughout Southern Nevada.
Administered by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the LVMPD Search and Rescue Unit was formed in 1986 to provide a technical rescue service to the community of Las Vegas, NV. The unit is on call 24 hours a day and responds to over 8,000 square miles of mountainous desert terrain in Clark County, Nevada. All members have completed extensive training in such skills as high angle rope rescue, helicopter operations, desert survival, tracking, land navigation, emergency medicine, and many others. The unit operates by combining several highly specialized groups to complete its mission. These groups including paid police officers, helicopter support, and more than 50 unpaid volunteers.