The Linn County Sheriff Sheriff’s Office is recruiting young men and women, ages 14 to 18, to join the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team and participate in a ten day summer training program.
This will be the 25th year of the Search and Rescue Training Academy in Linn County and will be held June 23 through July 2.
Those who are interested in becoming an integral part of the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team should have an interest in community service and a desire to be a part of a highly trained and professional life saving organization.
There is an application process that includes oral interviews, a background check and physical aptitude test. Applicants must attend one recruit meeting at the Sheriff’s office on March 12th, April 9th, or May 14th at 7pm to attend the academy. Successful applicants will be eligible to attend the ten day Search and Rescue Training Academy in June. The training will include classes in wilderness survival, shelter building, search tactics, first aid/CPR, map and compass reading, rappelling, and many more topics.
For more information about the program contact Lieutenant Joe Larsen at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office (541-812-2272) or visit the Linn County Sheriff’s Office website at www.linnsheriff.org. Online applications are available on the website and at the Sheriff’s Office in Albany.