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 below 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.

An important resource for our community.COVID-19 has changed so much. If you're worried, stressed out & even angry, consider talking to someone. The Lifeline is a free 24/7 service. It's confidential, no judgement.

Call: 1-800-273-8255
If you're a Veteran, press 1
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Jeep# 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 were activated earlier today on an in county search. The subject was located safe and healthy. Active 24/7, 365, natural disaster, or pandemic. We are recruiting new members that are driven to help their community. Please direct message or visit our website for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

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A big thank you to this local business for stepping up when the community needs it most. ... See MoreSee Less

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You can also help support the family of fallen Trooper Schaffer buy purchasing one of these shirts!!
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Our hearts go out to Trooper Schaffer's family, friends, and WSP during this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less

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Do your part for the greater community. And please, if you go out in the woods for some fresh air, be prepared. Dress and be ready for Washington's diverse spring climate. Stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less

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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.