Helping Others

All volunteer, non-profit, 4x4 Search & Rescue unit located in Thurston County, WA 

How To Join

Our unit is 100% VOLUNTEER! 

If you live in Thurston County, own a 4×4 and want to help those in need, click above to learn more.

How To Help

We are funded solely through grants and donations.

We are a non-profit 501c3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Our History

Our unit has been serving Thurston County since 1973.

For over 40 years, our volunteers have helped our community stay safe.


Thurston County Sheriff's Jeep Patrol

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Thurston County Sheriff's Jeep Patrol

If you or your friends are in Kitsap check these amazing folks out!Don't forget! Join us tomorrow night for an informational orientation meeting to learn more about joining Washington Explorer Search and Rescue, Kitsap Unit!

WHEN: Tuesday, September 3rd at 6pm
WHERE: Department of Emergency Management, 911 Carver Street, Bremerton

We'll have a short presentation on what we do and an opportunity to answer your questions. We'll also have applications available to fill out or you can bring your own already completed to turn in, available for download on our website below.

Applications for our October training season are DUE this Friday, September 6th! Get more information at:

See you tomorrow night!
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Do you enjoy driving back country roads such as this? Are you wanting a rewarding place to volunteer and serve the communities throughout Thurston County? Jeep Patrol is looking for new members, message us for details or checkout our website at
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The Thurston County Sheriff’s Jeep Patrol was organized in 1973 as an auxiliary unit of the Sheriff’s Department.  Our non-profit unit provides a well-trained 4×4 team of volunteers to support the county during regional emergencies.

We are proud to offer our search and rescue services to out-of-county agencies. We have assisted in search efforts in Mason, Pierce, Lewis, Cowlitz, Skamania, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Wahkiakum and King Counties.

Our unit meets monthly to discuss training, previous missions and unit policies in an effort to build our strength as a team.

Training for the unit is hands-on, in-the-field and classroom training, focusing on: map & compass reading, GPS training, first aid & CPR, off-road driving skills, urban search techniques, wilderness survival, radio communication training, and team building.

Our unit participates in a wide variety of events for the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. We participate in the Tumwater 4th of July Parade, provide traffic control as requested throughout the year and volunteer our time to assist with other County events.