Bureau County Mounted Search and Rescue

 

BCMSAR is a trained group of volunteers operating under the Bureau County Sheriff's Office located in Princeton, Illinois. Our group is made up of both mounted and ground search teams who can work either independently or together depending on the situation. Members are trained in current ground and/or mounted search techniques. Many are cross-trained in order to best function in a wide variety of search scenarios. Several members have undergone additional training such as medical, communications, and search management training.

What are the advantages of using trained searchers?

What are the advantages of using horses for search and rescue work?

Mission Statement: The primary mission of the Bureau County Mounted Search and Rescue team is to establish a well-trained and fully equipped search & rescue unit capable of assisting in disasters and in locating lost, abducted, or missing persons in Bureau County and surrounding areas in a timely and efficient manner without endangering the searchers or further hazarding the lost person.

Important Upcoming Events

December 2014

December 22 / Shop with a Cop - Deputy Dan Smith has asked if anyone would like to volunteer to participate with this year's program. Anyone interested please contact Larry Dalton or Dan Smith for more details.

December 25 / NO TEAM MEETING - Merry Christmas!

January 2015

January 22 / 6 pm - Board Meeting at the Moose Lodge in Princeton. (Officers & Team Leaders)

January 22 / 7 pm - Members Meeting at the Moose Lodge in Princeton.

February 2015

February 26 / 7 pm - Members Meeting at the Moose Lodge in Princeton.

March 2015

March 26 / 7 pm - Members Meeting at the Moose Lodge in Princeton.

April 2015

April 18 & 19th / Cambridge SAR Training - A 2 day training event is being planned that will include training for horses and ground teams. Contact Jim Drake (815-878-6188) or Larry Ramus (309-314-4826) from Henry County for more details.

April 23 / 7 pm - Members Meeting at the Moose Lodge in Princeton.

Click here to see our full Calendar of Events

2014 Bureau County Commemorative Rifle Drawing

Congratulations to the 2014 Winner: P. Dittmar from LaSalle, IL

Thanks to all that bought tickets! Your support is greatly appreciated.
Check back for details on our next rifle drawing.

Click Here For More Rifle Drawing Details

 

Sheriff Thompson

Bureau County Mounted Search and Rescue Team Member

Deputy Smith

Sheriff
John Thompson

BCMSAR
Officers

Sheriff's Liaison
Deputy Dan Smith
  Commander: Larry Dalton
Assistant Commander: Dale Smith
Treasurer: Janet Smith
Assistant Treasurer: Larry Dalton
Secretary: Tena Brown
Assistant Secretary: Susan Wright