Search & Rescue

The Converse County Search and Rescue is currently staffed by volunteers in our community. These volunteers give their time and money to help those who lose their way. Our group is made up of approximately 30 members of varying age and experience with a wide variety of skills they offer to the group.

The Converse County Search and Rescue organization is under the direct supervision and control of the Converse County Sheriff’s Office. A Converse County Sheriff’s Office deputy acts as a liaison between the Sheriff and the Volunteer Search and Rescue Captain.

Our volunteers are requested, on average, 15 times a year to respond to all portions of the county, in all weather conditions, and at all times of the day or night to assist those who are lost, overdue, hurt or injured, and/or stranded in the harsh environments in our area. Occasionally, we are asked to assist neighboring counties with the same type of calls. The volunteers also meet regularly every second Tuesday of the month at 1800 hours.

Persons interested in joining the Converse County Search and Rescue should call the Sheriff’s Office at 307-358-4700 or email Undersheriff Nate Hughes at nehughes@sheriff.conversecounty.org. You can also retrieve a Search and Rescue application at the Sheriff’s Office, 1201 Mesa Drive, Suite C., Douglas, WY 82633.