leicsar drone lead awarded national role

Following a rigorous application process the team were delighted to find out this month that Emily Butt (LeicSAR Drone Lead) has been awarded the position of Lowland Rescue National Drone Lead. This demonstrates her hard work and dedication to the use of drone technology in a search & rescue environment. Emily is well accustomed to […]

Swift Water Rescue Team Go Live Thanks To The National Lottery Community Fund

Following a successful grant application to The National Lottery Community Fund the team were in a position to order all of the necessary equipment to enable our water team to begin training. 10 team members were selected to join the swift water response team which once operational will enable us to search bodies of water […]

Exciting Fleet News

We’ve got some really exciting news to tell you about an addition to a vehicle fleet! As soon as the modification are complete we will send out an update. Keep an eye on our social media for details!

LeicSAR Full Steam Ahead

Last week was a busy time for the team. We were delighted to be supporting the Rempstone Steam Rally & County Fair, with over 12,000 attendee’s across 4 days. We booked in over 500 touring guests during Thursday, Friday and Saturday ensuring they all arrived on their allocated pitch. The weather was great as was […]

Newly Qualified Search Technicians

You may have seen the team roaming around Bradgate Park last Sunday. This was a training session for the 12 members that joined the team during our 2022 intake. During the day the team carried out a number of search scenarios across the park, demonstrating all the skills they have learned during their probationary period. […]

K9 Assessment Success

It was a busy weekend for the K9 team as three of the search dog handlers headed South to Puttenham Common in Surrey to attend a National Assessment weekend, where they both qualified as level 3 area search technicians. The K9 handlers provide a very valuable resource to the team, having the ability to search […]

SAR Team Member Recognised in the New Years Honours

The team were recently delighted to hear that one of our long serving members, Brian Jackson (BEM) was recognised in the New Years Honours for his dedication to the communities of Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. Brian joined the team almost 10 years ago and has attended hundreds of call-outs for Leicestershire Police, giving over 500 […]

An un”Ewe”sual find

Following on from our 2 day search in the Swinford area, we’d like to share a little bit more good news from the deployment. During day 2 of the search, One of the foot teams came across an entirely different “Missing” Pair of individuals…. The team located a couple of Ewes that had escaped from […]