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Join the SAR Posse
Thank you for your interest in Pinal County Search and Rescue Posse, The SAR Posse members are selected from the community. We accept applications on a continual basis. When openings are available in the Posse, we interview from the applications on file. We typically conduct these interviews once a year, in January.
Please review the Requirements below to see if you qualify.


      High School Diploma or G.E.D.; must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age, a United Stated citizen.

  • Must possess a valid Driver's License. Arizona Driver's License preferred
  • Must have transportation
  • Must possess proof of current auto insurance, at all times
  • Must be able to pass a basic SAR academy

If you are accepted by the SAR Posse, you will need to pass a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office background check. To pass this, you must not:

Drug Use:

  1. Marijuana – Illegal use more than twenty (20) times total or more than five (5) times since age 21, or at any time in the past three (3) years.
  2. Dangerous Drugs/Narcotics/Vaporous Substances – Illegal use more than five (5) times total or more than one (1) use since age 21, or at anytime within the past seven (7) years. This includes dangerous drugs, narcotics, hashish, cocaine, crack, amphetamines, barbiturates, anabolic steroids (since January 1, 1994), LSD, acid, PCP, angel dust, magic mushrooms, etc.
  3. Peyote/ Mescaline - Illegal use as described above. (Exception- Bona fide religious ceremonies)
  4. Heroin – Illegal use at any time.
  5. Sale, Production, Cultivation or Transportation for Sale of illegal drugs at any time.
  6. Pattern of abuse of prescription drugs.

Theft or Misappropriation of Property:

  1. Any demonstrated pattern of habitual theft.
  2. Any theft while serving in a position of trust.

Acts Constituting a Felony or any Conviction for Domestic Violence Involving Physical Violence:

  1. A conviction for any act which would constitute a Felony in the State of Arizona, at any time.

Fraud or Misrepresentation:

  1. Any intentional attempt to practice any deception or fraud in the Employment Application, Testing Process, or any failure to properly complete the application.
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