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About Us

About Us

BoCo Mounted Search & Rescue (MSAR) 
is a volunteer group of horsemen and horsewomen under the direction of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.

The volunteer MSAR team was organized in 1997 to serve as a search and rescue function and to create positive public relations within the community.

On January 1, 1998, MSAR signed an agreement with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the County Emergency Services Director, which outlined the rules of engagement for volunteer Mounted Search and Rescue activities.

The Emergency Services Unit of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office now provides administrative assistance to MSAR members and BCSO volunteers in training, administrative services such as insurance, paging and financial support.



We, the members of Boulder County Mounted Search and Rescue, as volunteers of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, ride to serve. It is our sincere goal to be of value to the Sheriff’s Department and community. To this end we commit to the performance of our functions in a safe and positive manner.

MSAR Responders perform the following functions:

  • Wilderness, rural and urban searches for missing/lost persons

  • Evidence searches

  • Disaster response ground teams and manpower assistance

  • Mounted perimeter patrol for large restricted SAR access areas

  • Pack equipment into an incident

  • Animal evacuation during disasters

  • Be a positive public relations tool within the community

  • Meet other needs the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office might have where MSAR skills and capabilities may be of assistance

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