This is a collateral duty. Assigned officers are called to action when necessary.
The Sheriff's Off-Road Safety (SOS) Team provides targeted off-highway vehicle recreation areas and through education and enforcement of OHV enthusiasts with safe and enjoyable OHV recreational opportunities. Fresno County offers year-round recreational riding opportunities off-highway and over-snow.
The Fresno County Sheriff's Office offers a new year round Off-Road Enforcement Team specializing in off-road law enforcement, search and rescue missions, medical assistance, and public education throughout Fresno County.
The SOS Team has the ability to resolve many off-road related problems that are otherwise difficult for Deputies to deal with. Specialized equipment allows Deputies to rapidly move from on-road to off-road situations to locate, contact and bring closure to many problems.
The Fresno County Sheriff's Office uses motorcycles, four wheel drive trucks, ATVs and snowmobiles for the SOS Team.