Welcome to East Texas
The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Team (BCSOSAR) serves a four-state area known as the Ark-La-Tex, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Our immediate service area is Bowie County, Texas, and its six bordering counties. However, our team has responded and will respond outside this area when the need arises. The Bowie County Sheriff's Office SAR Team embraces and utilizes the talents of the 50+ volunteers who compose our K9 and equestrian teams. Our team responds to and assists local, state, and federal authorities in emergency search and rescue situations and other search operations. This volunteer group works under the umbrella of the Bowie County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office.
Located in Texarkana, Texas, BCSOSAR is a non-profit 501(c)(3), 100% volunteer organization that is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, regardless of weather conditions or circumstances, to assist local, state, and federal agencies in the search for missing persons.
For more information, please contact James Prince, Bowie County Sheriff, at 903.276.1836