Personal Items and Other Supplies for the Search. Based on time of day, climate, and terrain, searchers will be asked to bring with them -- or they may be provided with -- items for personal use or for use in the search. These items include water bottles, flashlights, batteries, sunscreen, insect repellent, maps, compasses, walkie-talkies, notebooks, and pens.
Reporting Procedures. Procedures will be established for searchers to use when they report and sign in. The system may be as simple as signing a name or as elaborate as taking a picture or video.
Search Procedures. Searchers will be given instructions concerning:
What type of search is being conducted.
What to do if clues or pieces of evidence are found.
What to do if a searcher gets hurt or lost.
Who is responsible for searchers in a particular area and what is the chain of command for reporting information.