Search Operations

Search Operations
When someone goes missing, the first few hours are critical. One key to the success of a search is a well­ planned initial response. Rapid volunteer ­based search operations are the core of what we do. The DSP system can be launched and operational in only a few hours, including operator training.

Our search operations include registration of volunteers, mapping of search areas, management of search teams, and other related items. Our system uses cloud-based online technology allowing it to be deployed anywhere, anytime. Using our tools and method we are able to quickly train and use community-based volunteers in a variety of search types; these could include flier distribution, door-to-door canvassing, or ground searches of urban to other non-complex terrains.

With the DSP system volunteers can come when they are able, search for only a couple of hours, all day, and return on other days if needed. Our registration, briefing, and team assignment process means volunteers do not have to come at one specific time to get started. A typical single search assignment will only last about 1-2 hours and volunteers can then be assigned a new team if they wish to go out again. 

We also can work with special groups such as equestrian, water, ATV, Drone, or larger groups to assign special search tasks that best utilize those groups.