Posts Tagged ‘wiltshire police’

2015-30 Callout Marlborough

Friday 10th July 2015

Called out at 20:15 to assist Wiltshire Police in the search for a missing vulnerable female in Marlborough.

Search suspended at 00:30 on the 11th pending further police enquiries.

WILSAR are recruiting!

Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR) are recruiting! Do you know someone who has the passion, time and energy to be part of a busy Search and Rescue team? WILSAR are looking for potential new trainee members, and are holding an open evening in Devizes on the 15th of July. Here you will meet some of the team and gain an insight into what we do and what we expect from our volunteers. We will be looking to take on and train 6-10 new volunteers beginning almost straight away.

For more information, venue and times, please email with a little bit about yourself and why you’re interested in volunteering with WILSAR.


Wiltshire Search and Rescue needs you!

Wiltshire Search and Rescue needs you!

2015-27 Callout Swindon

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Called out by Wiltshire Police at 21:15 to search for a male with dementia in Swindon.

Team stood down while setting up RV at 22:15 as MisPer was located in Wroughton.

2015-26 Callout Tidworth

Thursday 18th June 2015

Called out by Wiltshire Police at 11:10 to search for a despondent male in the Tidworth area.

MisPer located by police during Team deployment. Stood down at 11:50

2015-25 Callout Swindon

Monday 15th June 2015

Called out by Wiltshire Police at 22:00 to assist in the search for a missing despondent male in North Swindon.

MisPer located by police during Team briefing. Stood down at 23:40.

WILSAR train Wiltshire Police Officers in Water Awareness

Today Wiltshire Search and Rescue’s Water Lead, John Needham, will be delivering Water Awareness and Bank Search training to specialist search officers from Wiltshire Police. The officers will be taught to recognise the dangers to them and the public around the county’s waterways. They’ll also learn how to safely use their search skills around water, the correct protective equipment to wear and how to rescue people from the water using the Talk, Reach, Throw principle. The session ends with a practical exercise where the officers have to show how to correctly use a rescue throw-bag.


This will be the third of three sessions over the last few weeks and helps to keep the strong relationship WILSAR have with Wiltshire Police. They have recently supported the WILSAR Team by delivering talks and training in conflict management, first aid, crime scene awareness and allow us to use their premises at Wiltshire Police Headquarters in Devizes for training and meetings. It’s great to give something back to the Force.

Police crest.png Senior Police Search Advisor (POLSA) Sergeant Max Whyte said “Wiltshire Search and Rescue are an important partner for Wiltshire Police and provide search and rescue support to missing person investigations dozens of times each year.  WILSAR also have the capability to deliver more specialised skills to searches and our own search teams have been pleased to receive the really high quality training that John has delivered to us on behalf of WILSAR which has expanded our own operating parameters”

2015-10 Callout Royal Wootton Bassett

Friday 13th March 2015. Called at 16:00 to search for a despondent male in Royal Wootton Bassett. Male returned home while team en route.