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

August 2014

August 20-24 / Bureau County Fair in Princeton. Help is needed to man the BCMSAR booth. Contact Larry Dalton.

August 28 / 7pm - Team Meeting - Moose Lodge in Princeton.

September 2014

September 13 - Homestead Parade in Princeton. Mounted and ground team members are needed to participate. Contact Larry Dalton.

September 25 / 7pm - Team Meeting - Moose Lodge in Princeton.

September 27 - Bureau County Disaster Drill. Mounted and ground team members are needed to participate. Contact Larry Dalton.

October 2014

October 23 / 7pm - Team Meeting - Moose Lodge in Princeton.

Click here to see our full Calendar of Events

2013 Bureau County Commemorative Rifle Drawing

Congratulations to the 2013 Winners: George & Cindy Hand of Princeton

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