To protect the health and safety of our community and staff, many Sutter County offices will be closed to the public starting March 20, 2020 until further notice.

Yuba-Sutter Sheriff's Aero-Squadron

Our Mission

  • To furnish aircraft and personnel for any official purpose necessary for law enforcement.
  • To encourage and assist in the enforcement of federal aviation regulations.
  • To aid in search and rescue missions, floods, fire, or any major disaster.
  • To participate in all things that have to do with the betterment, welfare, and promotion of aviation in this area.
  • To unite our members in a close bond of fellowship by our common interest in aviation and law enforcement.

About Us

YS Sheriff's Aero-Squadron The Yuba-Sutter Sheriff's Aero-Squadron (YSSAS) is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to providing aerial support to Yuba County and Sutter County Sheriff's Office activities. The YSSAS consists mainly of private pilots, who bring a wide variety of aircraft and flying experience to the squadron. YSSAS support activities include (but are not limited to) search and rescue, aerial observation, and emergency transportation of Sheriff's Office personnel.

The YSSAS is also affiliated with the Western States Association of Sheriff's Aero-Squadrons, through which the YSSAS hosts a bi-annual aero-squadron fly-in. These fly-in's are well attended by neighboring aero-squadrons, as well as by those from farther away. The fly-ins provide a great opportunity for pilots and other members to socialize, compare notes, and compete in friendly exercises in shooting, navigation, message drop, and spot landing.

How to Volunteer

If you are a pilot, and are interested in our organization, please contact Undersheriff Scott Smallwood at the Sutter County Sheriff's Office (530) 822-7307, or Deputy Joe Dabranca at the Yuba County Sheriff's Office (530) 749-7777.