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Posted on: May 18, 2023

Law Enforcement Joint Search & Rescue Training with Orcas Island Fire & Rescue and WA State Parks

Sheriff's Office News Flash

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. May 18, 2023 – The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce a training on Orcas Island occurring May 18, 2023. In the interest of information sharing and trying to minimize the potential of alarm of Orcas residents, the Office is alerting the public of this evening's activities.  

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, Orcas Island Fire Rescue, and Rangers from WA State Park will be conducting a Joint Night Search & Rescue Training in the Moran State Park/Mt. Constitution area. This training will involve multiple emergency vehicles and the use of the Sheriff’s Office drone for search and rescue missions. 

This training will be occurring between the hours of 7PM – 11PM. This information is being shared to minimize potential concerns of anyone seeing a large number of emergency vehicles gathered in the area of the training and to inform everyone of the multiple agencies working together on this training to better serve our community. Future trainings of this nature will be scheduled on other islands and the SJCSO will make similar notifications when those trainings are scheduled. 

About San Juan County’s Sheriff’s Office   

San Juan County’s Sheriff’s Office is committed to protecting the lives, property, and rights of all residents and visitors, as well as to maintain order and reduce crime through education, prevention, and enforcement of the law. The Sheriff’s Office is located at 96 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. For more information about San Juan County’s Sheriff’s Office, visit


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