BCSO-SAR responds to an average of 25 calls for assistance each year. These calls range in severity from missing adults and children, to the search for evidence, and for service in times of disaster.  Because of the wide variety of member training, the Unit is a valuable resource for the communities within Bay and the surrounding Counties.

First Aid Info

Several links to some free online first aid courses have been posted in the Training Material’s First Aid section of the BCSO-SAR. The material is not endorsed by BCSO-SAR, just being referenced for your “personal enrichment.”


Posted: Tuesday July 6th, 2021

Update: The Florida Missing Child Alert issued for 6-year-old Enrique Cortez-Dubon has been canceled. It is with sadness that we report the child was found deceased this afternoon from a possible drowning. Our thoughts are with his family and the Panama City Beach community and first responders who helped search for him.A Florida MISSING CHILD Alert has been issued for 6-year-old Enrique Cortez-Duban, last seen in Panama City Beach. Enrique has a large mole on his back. If you have any information about this child, please contact the Panama City Beach Police Department at 850-233-5000 or 911. ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted: Monday July 5th, 2021

Please keep an eye out for this boy.EDIT: The child was recovered from the Gulf around 4 pm today. Our prayers are with the family. Please help us locate 6 year old Enrique Cortez. He is wearing a turquoise shirt, light blue shorts and was last seen on the beach behind the Shores of Panama Resort. If you are on the beach or near the area please keep an eye out for him! If seen, please contact the Beach Police @850-233-5000. ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted: Tuesday June 29th, 2021

June 29, 2021The Bay County Sheriff’s Office will hold a community drive-in movie night this Friday, July 2, 2021. The featured movie is Independence Day with Will Smith, and will start just after 8 pm, after a few cartoons.The movie night will be held on the parking lot of the Panama City Mall near the Sears building. The BCSO will have free hotdogs, popsicles, and your selection of either soda or water. The Kettle Corn vendor will also be on site for you to purchase kettle corn.Everyone is invited to kick off their July 4th holiday weekend with the BCSO Community Drive-in movie night featuring Independence Day!###Prepared by R. CorleyInformation by Capt. S. HarbuckApproved by Sheriff T. Ford ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted: Sunday April 25th, 2021

Just wanted to wish ALL the fantastic K9's and Handlers on our team HAPPY INTERNATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG DAY!!You may me proud to have you as my Teammates!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted: Saturday March 13th, 2021

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BCSO-SAR is a member of the Northwest Florida Child Abduction Response Team (CART).  We are one of only 23 CART teams certified by the Department of Justice nationwide, and only 6 in Florida.