Emergency Services Division

The mission of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Services Unit is to provide for the most effective  and efficient use of resources to safeguard human life and  hasten the recovery of lost, injured, or stranded individuals.  This will be by the quick and safe responses of trained personnel  with appropriate equipment, employing effective SAR techniques?

Search And Rescue within Tulare County is the responsibility of the Sheriff's Office. One of the largest Counties in California, Tulare County is home to both the fertile San Joaquin Valley and the vast Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. The elevation changes dramatically from near sea level in the valley to over 14,491 feet, climbing to the summit of Mount Whitney. Tulare County encompasses the Sequoia National Monument and Forest, Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, the Golden Trout Wilderness Area, Jennie Lakes Wilderness Area, Inyo National Forest and others. Tulare County Sheriff's Department SAR works closely with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services and will respond to assist other jurisdictions upon OES request. 


The Tulare County Sheriff Department's jurisdictional responsibilities include:

• 327,000 acres within the Sequoia National Forest

• 402,000 acres within the Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks

• Over 800 miles of maintained roads in the SNF

• 1,500 miles of maintained trails in the SNF

• Tulare County is over 5,000 square miles in size



Since 1852, The Tulare County Sheriff's Office has worked in partnership with the community to improve quality of life through professionalism, excellence and trust.

We at the Sheriff's Office understand the internet can be a powerful tool. Please feel free to contact us and let us know how we can make our web site more useful for the community.

Tulare County Sheriff's Headquarters
833 S. Akers St.
Visalia, CA 93277
Phone (559) 802-9400
Fax (559) 740-4450

Website comments to: info@tularesheriff.info

Office Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday (Closed on holidays)
24 hours per day for emergency services

Hours for the Records Unit Window: 8 AM - 5 PM
(CCW applications, document requests, Livescan fingerprinting etc)

Thank you for all of your support.
Mike Boudreaux
Sheriff - Coroner