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: Wednesday September 23rd, 2020

In 2015 BCSO SAR K9 Ty Ty Road was selected by the American Kennel Club as the Award of Canine Excellence (ACE) winner in the Category of Search and Rescue. We, as a team, were extremely proud of Ty's accomplishments.

The American Kennel Club recently reached out for an update on Ty's life and that interview will be aired tomorrow 9/24/2020 on AKC.TV at Noon Eastern.

You can watch it on their website (AKC.tv), the AKC.tv app, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku. You can also tune into it Live on their website and on Facebook (on the AKC's FB page and the AKC.tv FB page).

K9 Ty Ty Road, RN, CGC, Human Remains Detection Dog

Jan. 31, 2007 to Mar. 13, 2020
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Posted: Friday September 18th, 2020

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS as of 5pm last night, Sept. 17:

(Some of these were closed and some were barely passable with large vehicles)

1. N Bear Creek now clear!
2. Ed Lee Rd bridge
3. Crook Hollow Rd
4. Richardson rd off Hwy 231
5. Bridge washing out in Mexico Beach at W 15th st and Hatley Rd
6. Tyndall Pkway near E 11 St
7. Tyndall Pkway near E 7th st
8. Hwy 20 from 77 to Hwy 231 - closed per EOC through the weekend due to Econfina rising.

As of last night John Pitts was completely passable. Road repairs had begun just east of Scenic Dr. where the road washed out, but road and bridge had at least one lane open.

Crook Hollow Rd is clear of water.

N and S Bear Creek are clear.

Ed Lee Rd clear.
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Posted: Wednesday September 16th, 2020

Mobile UploadsA little peek behind the scenes...
The Communications section of the BCSO is working hard today to answer your calls, keep track of closed roads, and get help for any emergency. Job well done to all of our Telecommunications operators!
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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.