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Wolverine State​

Search and Recovery​​​​​



Wolverine State Search and Recovery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides search and rescue services to law enforcement agencies in locating missing persons.  We are an all-volunteer group of experienced K-9 teams, specializing in scent-specific trailing and Human Remains Detection (HRD).  Each K-9 team is required to be certified through external agencies.  

Based in Southeast Michigan, WSSAR is available to respond to SAR requests throughout the Midwest. 

Urban Trailing Seminar Coming to Detroit


SAVE THE DATE:  June 13 - 15, 2024


Wolverine State Search and Recovery and the Wayne State University Police Department, in conjunction with North Star International, are proud to present a three day Urban Trailing Seminar in Detroit. 

Contact WSSAR at for information.

Meet our K-9 Teams
All deployable WSSAR K-9 teams are nationally certified through external agencies.


WSSAR is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization 

Our K-9 handlers volunteer their time and resources.  



Congratulations to Teams Gryphon, Bowie and Daisy on earning their Urban Trailing Certification through North Star International. 

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