Sussex Search and Rescue. Volunteers helping the local community stay safe.
Sussex Search and Rescue (SusSAR) is the primary search resource for Sussex Police.
We are a dedicated team of professionally trained and equipped local volunteers who can employ specialist skills in the search for vulnerable missing persons.
Within an hour of being called out we can deploy a highly motivated and dedicated team of searchers on the ground anywhere in Sussex.
SusSAR has members with advanced first aid capabilities to the level of Lowland Rescue First Responder and a Water Team trained in swift water rescue and flood first response skills.
As you can imagine being an operational member of the team requires a high level of commitment.
Where we operate
We cover the whole of Sussex including the administrative areas of East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.
We are also on call to provide assistance to our neighbouring teams in Kent, Surrey and Hampshire when requested.
Unfortunately, we cannot respond to calls from the public. The police will call us when there is a need for our services. If we are called to assist by a neighbouring team they will also have been requested by their local police.