Our Mission

Ground Zero at World Trade Center, New York City

Canine Specialized Search Team (CSST) is a volunteer resource of the County of Santa Clara Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office, California. We are a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation.

CSST uses specially trained and certified canines in the field of human remains detection and forensic evidence. We advocate a teamwork approach and emphasize cooperation with other experts and agencies in the field. We are available for all agencies in the county and as mutual aid with other counties throughout California.

CSST promotes extensive and advanced training and certification of our teams to ensure a high degree of proficiency and professionalism. We are continuously training and educating our canine teams by developing new and advanced techniques.