Richland Co. Sheriff’s Office seeks volunteers to help search for missing person | Featured story
SIDNEY, MT – The Richland County Sheriff’s Office, along with state and federal law enforcement, have been and continue to be actively working on the missing person investigation involving Katelynn Berry.
RCSO and the Sidney Police Department are seeking civilian volunteers to assist with a ground search on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Interested volunteers are to report to the Richland County Fire Station beginning at 8:00 a.m. for the registration and briefing. and team assignments.
Please be aware of the following requirements:
- Volunteers are asked to be available from 8am until your team is complete with your search location, 2-6am.
- All volunteers are required to register and go through the verification process.
- Bring valid photo ID and personal health insurance information in case of injury.
- No one under the age of 18 will be permitted to register or participate.
- High level mobility is required, volunteers must be able to walk/hike over long distances and on all types of terrain.
- A safety vest and a badge will be provided to you, to be returned at the end of your mission.
- Dress in appropriate layers and gear for the changing temperatures and weather conditions.
- Wearing boots or other proper footwear to protect against snow and water, and ground debris can be sharp and dangerous. Removable or yaktrax snow cleats will sometimes be appropriate.
- Bring a bottle of water and stay hydrated.
- There are no storage slots for personal effects, please leave your personal effects in your vehicle or bring a backpack.
- No CELL PHONES, PHOTOS or VIDEOS may be taken by volunteers at any stage of your service. Your participation and all information is confidential.
- No dogs, horses, drones, ATVs, personal watercraft or other equipment will be allowed by volunteers.
This volunteer assignment may cause stress, anxiety, fear or other strong emotions. We ask you, if you are a family member, a close friend or if you are experiencing any of these emotions, to refrain from this mission. We value the mental health of our volunteers and want to make sure that your service does not cause you any of these emotions that could potentially put your safety at risk.
Not all volunteers who register will receive assignments as the number of volunteers needed is limited. You can sign up and leave your name on the call list or just come back to the Facebook page for future needs.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to Sidney Police Chief Mark Kraft at 406-433-2210 or through the Sidney PD Facebook page.