NM Search & Rescue Review Board

When the Search and Rescue Act was put into law in 1978, the Act created the New Mexico Search and Rescue Review Board. A Governor-appointed board that evaluates the operation of the New Mexico Search and Rescue Plan, problems on specific missions, and makes recommendation to the appropriate authorities.


The board is comprised of:

  • The Secretary of Public Safety or designee
  • The Secretary of Health and Environment or designee
  • A representative of the Civil Air Patrol division of the Department of Military Affairs
  • A representative of the New Mexico Emergency Services Council
  • A member certified as a search and rescue person
  • A member of the New Mexico Sheriffs Association
  • The Chief of the New Mexico State Police
  • The New Mexico Search and Rescue Resource Officer (non-voting)
  • A member of the general public who shall act as chairman

SAR Review Board Members:

  • Mr. Stock Colt, Chairman
  • Chief Pete Kassetas, New Mexico State Police
  • Secretary Scott Weaver, New Mexico Department of Public Safety
  • Mr. Charles Becvarik, New Mexico Department of Health
  • Major John Gravel, Civil Air Patrol
  • Sheriff Marco Lucero , New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association
  • Mr Peter Dickson, New Mexico Search and Rescue
  • Mr. Bob Baker, New Mexico Search and Rescue Council (formally New Mexico Emergency Services Council)
  • Mr. Bob Rodgers, New Mexico State Police, Search and Rescue Resource Officer

Members are appointed for three year terms and terms are staggered so no more than three members expire on January 1 of each year.

Search and Rescue Review Board Meetings

The SRB will meet at 9:00 am on January 19, 2018, Location: Department of Public Safety, 4491 Cerrillos, Santa Fe, NM

Agenda Items for the January 19th meeting will be matters relating to department policy pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 24-15A-6. Copies of the agenda will be available 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you desire a copy, or if you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact the Department of Public Safety, New Mexico State Police Search and Rescue Bureau, at 2501 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or 505-841-9297 as soon as possible.

Meeting Minutes and Agendas:

Agendas Minutes
January 19, 2018
October 20, 2017 October 20, 2017 (Draft)
July 21, 2017 July 21, 2017
March 31, 2017 March 31, 2017
March 3, 2017 (AdHoc Meeting) March 3, 2017 (Draft)
January 13, 2017 January 13, 2017
October 28, 2016 Oct 28, 2016
July 15, 2016 July 15, 2016
April 15, 2016 April 15, 2016
January 12, 2016 January 12, 2016
October 9, 2015 October 9, 2015
July 17, 2015 July 17, 2015
April 17, 2015 April 17, 2015
January 31, 2015 January 31, 2015