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    National Park Service search-and-rescue (SAR) responders.
    The NPS is dedicated to protecting the health, safety, and wellness of our visitors and employees. Our search-and-rescue (SAR) responders, officers, and special agents are the subject-matter experts for inland SAR and missing person investigations, from urban parks to wilderness areas of the NPS.

    NPS photo of search-and-rescue (SAR) responders.

    Is someone lost or missing in a National Park Service area?

    Click here to find out more information about missing persons in National Park Service areas, or learn how to report a missing person.

    Cold Cases are crimes or incidents - including missing persons - that have yet to be solved and have no active leads. Do you have information that could help investigators with these cases?

    Aid an investigation or report something suspicious in any National Park Service site:

    Submit a Tip

    A park biologist stands next to a massive coastal redwood tree damaged by burl poachers.

    Report crimes in national parks

    See something suspicious? Stay safe and tell us about it. You don't have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know.

    Cold cases include missing persons and unsolved incidents. NPS image.

    Cold Cases

    Cold cases include missing persons and unsolved incidents - do you have information that could help investigators?

    Find out more about us in our recap of significant cases and operations.

    Annual Reports

    We are pleased to share our annual recaps of significant cases, operations, and other noteworthy events that happened throughout the year

    ISB: the Investigative Services Branch of the National Park Service