New Mexico Search & Rescue

New Mexico Search & Rescue

All search and rescue incidents in New Mexico are coordinated by the New Mexico State Police Division. The primary resources for these incidents are volunteers. In the 20 years since the search and rescue law was passed, these volunteers have been activated thousands of times. Hundreds of people owe their lives to these unselfish citizens.

That Others May Live…

Search and Rescue missions in New Mexico occur every 36 hours. Missions include overdue aircraft, lost hunters, lost children, drowning, climbers, hikers, skiers, fishermen, or other users of our great New Mexico outdoors.

NMSAR Contact

Bob Rodgers
SAR Resource Officer
2501 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-841-9297



The New Mexico Search And Rescue Act was made law in 1978. Even though this law was passed many years ago, it is still considered by many as one of the most efficient search and rescue acts in the US today. All search and rescue missions in New Mexico are controlled by the New Mexico State Police.

The charts below are representative of how active NMSAR has been over the years: