Members are civilian volunteers and receive no compensation for their participation. Although the Search Team is affiliated with the Anchorage Police Department (APD), members are not sworn law enforcement officers.

This is a very unique volunteer position. Membership is open to any resident of the APD service area who is moderately fit and who has the ability to make a significant commitment.

Download, fill out and e-mail your application

TO: Lorie Clark (

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Mail your application to:
Anchorage Search Team
P.O. Box 242883, Anchorage, AK 99524-2883

Applicants are subject to a criminal background and driving record check. A background check is required unless you can show proof of existing background check i.e. CCW, Government employee, prior law enforcement within the last 5 years.

Each applicant then will be interviewed. If selected, the team member will be subject to a short probation period, training, and classes leading to search and rescue certification.

For additional information call 907-770-1049 or e-mail