Nevada County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Nevada County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, 95959 CA
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Nevada County Sheriff's Office is located at 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, 95959 CA. The Nevada County Sheriff's Office phone number is (530) 265-1471.

Nevada County Sheriff's Office News

Condolances to Mr. Dozier's family and friends. Nevada County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team has supported the search since October 30th with ground searchers, K9 teams, UTV's and search management prersonnel. Thanks to those that assisted in this search challenged with very difficult terrain.

For the past 2 days we have been supporting Alpine County in their search for a 54 year old male missing since Saturday. The area is at high altitude and quite rugged. Again tomorrow, team members will travel to the area to continue the search. We wish them a safe journey and success in their efforts. Thanks to those who have put other things aside to assist in helping our neighboring county in this search.

Yesterday we did a joint training with our Dive Team and Ropes Team in order to train both teams in the procedures to move dive equipment down rugged terrain and to train our divers in using rope systems to get to the the locations for their work. It was a great day and all learned from the exercise.

Today we held our 5th team training of the year with 60 members participating. Today's training involved a mock search for missing hunters with scenarios involving our ropes, K9, mounted and ground teams. It also included the members of our current training academy to give them an exposure of what to expect in a search. This was followed by orienteering exercises using gps and map and compass. The day started under a rainbow and ended with positive feedback from the participants. Enjoy the photos.

About 3:15 PM yesterday we were called out to search for a missing female subject suffering from dementia in the North San Juan area. Search teams were deployed to search roads in the area and properties in the area where she was last seen. She was located on a road about 7:10 PM in good condition. As we were returning from the search, we were notified of a lost hiker near Island Lake in the Grouse Ridge area. The team deployed to the area and requested more resources as several of our team members were attending SAREX, a statewide training event in South Lake Tahoe. Several search teams were deployed in the area and the subject was located very early this morning staying with some campers he had run across indicating he was lost. They had planned to bring him out this morning. So proud of our teams response to these back to back searches and giving up their time and changing their plans to help those in need.

Today we were called out to assist Placer County in searching for a subject and vehicle that had been missing for 3 days. One of our UTV teams located the vehicle. The subject called 911 reporting that he could hear the helicopter but Placer's Falcon 30 could not locate him due to the heavy brush and forest cover. While the helicopter hovered over the location, Placer's Motorcycle team located the subject down a steep slope about 400' from a skid road and with assistance from our team brought him up to awaiting medical care. Thanks to our OHV Team for their response to assist our neighboring county with a successful outcome.

Late last night Search and Rescue was requested for two lost females near the Pacific Crest Trail on Donner Summit. We had 23 SAR members respond and quickly after assignments were given one team located the two subjects after hearing dogs barking in the distance. The two females were accompanied by 4 dogs (Great Dane, St Bernard, French Bulldog and a Black Labrador )all were escorted back to their awaiting family at our Incident Command Post. Thank you to all of our volunteers that devote their time to people in need.

Tonight we had the honor of participating in a tribute to First Responders at the Nevada Union High School football game. We appreciate the recognition and support we receive from the community.

Monday night the team was dispatched to the Martis Peak area outside of Truckee to search for a grandmother, her daughter and an 18 month old child that had been out with an UTV and not returned. Twenty-eight team members responded to the area. We were joined in the search by Truckee PD and Washoe County's helicopter "Raven". After searching the area with teams on UTV's and with Raven's help the subjects were located around midnight and brought to safety. All were injury free. Thanks to all that responded and to Truckee PD and Washoe County for their assistance for a successful outcome.

This past weekend we held our annual family bbq to thank our members and their family's support for all the time they freely give to help others in need. These men and women who serve their community are truly heros and they couldn't do it with out the support from their family and friends. Thank you!

After being on a successful search all night for two lost subjects looking for their mining claim, some of our members gave their time to help with this event helping build awareness throughout our community. As for the search, the 73 year old father and 54 year old son were unable to get back to their vehicle as the terrain is steep and filled with brush, blackberries and is heavily forested. They spent an uncomfortable night out. They said they did not hear our searchers but did hear the helicopter we had searching for them. Ultimately they found their way out and were transported back to their vehicle by a local from the area. Thanks to the 24 team members that responded and to Yuba County, CARDA and CARE Flight for supporting us during the search.

We made a quick exit from the fair to help the Sheriff's Office in their response to the fire. So happy that it was quickly contained.

Today begins the last day of the County Fair. If you haven't been by to see us, please do. We have been busy sharing tips on being safe in the wilderness and making sure the kids all become Junior Deputy Sheriff's by wearing our badge patches.

This evening we participated in the Nevada City/Grass Valley edition of National Night Out where Law Enforcement, Fire and other EMS agencies work to build better communications and understanding with community. It was a great time for the entire family as you will see in the photos. Also the Nevada County Fair begins tomorrow so make sure you stop by and visit us and get to know our team and all they do to support the community.

Our thoughts are with all the first responders in Shasta County dealing with the Carr Fire tonight.

Today we held our 4th of 6 full team trainings focused on Tactical Medicine. We had 56 team members along with 3 Sheriff's Volunteers participate. A special thanks to Deputies Steve Stanley and Jason Mackey for putting the team through a very fast paced training on the steps to take in managing extreme bleeding to save lives.

We are always happy to support our neighboring agencies.

This is part 2 of CHP's effort working with other search & rescue organizations to help educate and prevent being lost in the backcountry.

What a generous community we live in! Thank you to all those that donated. Yesterday 59 of our SAR members were stationed throughout western Nevada County counducting our annual "Fill the Pack" fundraiser. The preliminary count is over $28,000 donated. This money is used for our training, new equipment and uniforms. We have ordered a new UTV and trailer which will take a great deal of these funds. A special thanks to all of the merchants at the shopping areas for allowing our members to be stationed at your entrances to interact with the public and educate them on what we do and how important their support is. And finally thanks to our members that gave their day to make this fundraiser successful.

Please take moment to watch this preventative search and rescue video produced by CHP with the help of Nevada County Sheriff SAR, Placer County Sheriff SAR , Tahoe Nordic and CHP. A huge thank you to CHP for putting this together.

Thank you Ron Arnall for taking these pictures today.

It's always a great experience to march in the Nevada City/Grass Valley 4th of July Parade. The appreciation we receive from those lining the parade route is overwhelming. As a reminder be very careful during the holiday week. What ever activity you take part in, be prepared. Have a Safe & Sane 4th of July celebration.

Tonight we were honored to have CHP's H20 helicopter and crew attend our monthly meeting and review the important steps to take when working around a helicopter to be safe. In addition hoisting procedures were reviewed using the Screamer Suit and Bauman Bag with plenty of hands on experience. At each of our monthly meetings we spend time covering some training topic that benefits the entire team. We have been dispatched to 4 different requests for help over the past few days. Wednesday we were called out for two simultanious requests. One involved a medical emergency with a hiker in the Grouse Ridge Wilderness area. While we called out our team, we also requested CHP's helicopter to help locate and extract the subject. They were able to locate and transport the subject to the hospital. The other request involved a lost hiker in the Castle Peak area. While the team was gearing up to respond, a sheriff's officer was able to respond to the location and made contact with the group who had located the lost hiker. Sunday we received a call from another search and rescue team that was doing a recertification test on the PCT. One of their team members had suffered a broken leg and was in need of medical attention. While our team was responding, we again asked for CHP's helicopter for assistance. They were able to respond and get the subject to a nearby hospital. Finally that evening about 10 PM we were again notified about some lost hikers near White Rock Lake Road near Meadow Lake. We dispatched a UTV team to the area to locate them. Early in the morning they located the hikers and transported the 5 of them and 2 dogs out of the area to safety. The 4th of July is just ahead so come see our team marching in the parade in Nevada City which begins at 11 AM. Don't forget our fundraiser is this coming Saturday in Western Nevada County. So come on out, do your shopping and drop your donations in our searchers packsP

Our Annual "Stuff the Pack" fundraiser in Western Nevada County will be held this coming Saturday, July 7th. These fundraisers have been so important to helping our team be better equipped and better trained to carryout our mission of searching for and rescuing people lost or stranded in our county. In the past, these fundraisers have helped us purchase and install a radio communications system throughout the county that increases our effectiveness and provides for the saftey of our searchers and subjects. We've been able to purchase UTV's, trailers and provide uniforms for our members. We live in such a great county with generous residents. Thank you for your past support and we hope to see you again as our members will be stationed at many of the major shopping areas in western Nevada County. Please stop by and visit with our members, see our search dogs and some 4 legged members of our equestrian team.