Sussex Search & Rescue (SusSAR) are the primary volunteer resource used by Sussex Police to search for, and rescue, vulnerable missing people. We are on call 24 hours every day throughout the year.
As a 100% volunteer organisation our members give their time free of charge and expect nothing in return but satisfaction from a job well done. We exist to serve the community of Sussex through the goodwill of our members and charitable donations.
We can be called out by Sussex Police or by Search & Rescue Teams in other counties requesting our assistance at any time. In the past year SusSAR was called out 36 times across the county. We even received callouts at midnight on Christmas Day 2011 and New Year's Day 2012, both of which were attended by a large proportion of our team.
Our efforts were recently recognised by the Sussex Police Deputy Chief Constable, Giles York, who presented us with a special award in recognition of "assistance to Sussex Police and the community in searching for vulnerable missing persons".