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.

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02/14/20

Kenneth Scrivner

After checking the mail today the unit got a great surprise. A great donation from Nova Middle School here in Olympia. A great thanks and shout out to the middle schoolers. ... See MoreSee Less

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02/07/20

Thurston County Sheriff's Jeep Patrol

Emergency Management update. ... See MoreSee Less

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An update from the Nisqually scene. ... See MoreSee Less

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02/06/20

Thurston County Sheriff's Jeep Patrol

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After another review of our winter driving agreement with EMD and the Sheriffs Office, Jeep Patrol finds itself activated by Thurston County Emergency Management once again. Last year around this time we were activated for ‘Snowmageddon’ this year for the Nisqually Floods.

Jeep Patrol is now officially on standby if Thurston County Emergency Management needs us over the next few days...
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Alert sent this morning

Tacoma Power advises they will be increasing the water flow from the LaGrande Dam to 17,000 cubic ft. per second by 1:00 p.m. today, continuing through Friday, February 7.
Riverside residents of Nisqually Pines are urged to keep a watchful eye on the river and be prepared to evacuate on short notice. Residents living near Nisqually Delta, particularly those living east of Durgin Road, Kuhlman Road, and Nisqually Cut-Off Road are urged to evacuate. Peak river height is expected by 4:00 p.m. today.
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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.