100% Voluntary, 100% Professional
All our members are volunteers, most with full time jobs, and our dogs belong to their handlers. We assist Thames Valley Police and other police forces in the search for missing vulnerable adults and children. Although 100% voluntary, our dogs and their handlers have to be nationally assessed and qualified in order to become operational. We are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Search Dogs Buckinghamshire is a registered charity (1149131). Funding comes through donations and all our members pay their own costs (their vehicles, mileages, personal items etc). We use our funding for the specialist equipment needed such as first aid and safety equipment, radios and our jackets.
Like so many volunteer organisations we receive no government funding and are only able to continue our life saving work through the kind support of the public.