Meetings and trainings

BAMRU monthly General Meetings are where members discuss recent and future Unit activities, including trainings and missions. General Meetings are open to the public, generally on the third Monday of every month. [See calendar for dates]. We share our expertise and learn from our experiences. Potential applicants are encouraged to attend as many meetings as possible to get to know us and vice versa.

BAMRU also has monthly trainings throughout the year to reinforce member skills and train our first-year cohort. All trainings are led and taught by Unit members. Some trainings are open to guests under specific conditions - please see the guest policy. BAMRU-only trainings advance core competencies. See below for upcoming meetings and trainings and hover over trainings for more information. Asterisks * mark the core program for first-year trainees.

Guest Policy


Permission to participate in a BAMRU training is at the sole discretion of BAMRU. 'G' marks training events that are open to Guests. Selected BAMRU trainings are open to guests provided the guest has:
(1) attended the general meeting preceding the training,
(2) completed Sheriff's Office waiver form and been sworn in by a designated Sheriff's official, and
(3) been approved by that training leader.

Some of the trainings have limited space for guests. All events and schedules are subject to change.

In the wake of COVID-19, please take special note to whether the events on the calendar below have been changed, postponed or cancelled.



2020 General Meetings


Unit Meeting, 455 County Center, Room 101, Redwood City, CA 94063 Jan 13
Unit Meeting, Nike Classroom, 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Feb 10
Unit Meeting, Virtual Meeting, for invitation, email recruiting@bamru.org Mar 16
Unit Meeting, Virtual Meeting, for invitation, email recruiting@bamru.org Apr 6
Unit Meeting, Virtual Meeting, for invitation, email recruiting@bamru.org May 18
Unit Meeting, Virtual Meeting, for invitation, email recruiting@bamru.org Jun 8
Unit Meeting, Virtual Meeting, for invitation, email recruiting@bamru.org Jul 20
Unit Meeting, Virtual Meeting, for invitation, email recruiting@bamru.org Aug 17
Unit Meeting, Virtual Meeting, for invitation, email recruiting@bamru.org Sep 21
Unit Meeting, Virtual Meeting, for invitation, email recruiting@bamru.org Oct 5
Unit Meeting, Virtual Meeting, for invitation, email recruiting@bamru.org Nov 9

2020 Trainings


Tracking, Nike Classroom, 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Jan 11
Snow Camping * G, Carson Pass Jan 25
MRA Recert Training, Memorial Park, Huckleberry Flat Feb 1
Tracking Practice, Nike Classroom, 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Feb 10
NorCal MRA recert training, Marin Headlands Feb 15
Guest Mock Search G, TBD Feb 22
MRA Search and Tracking Reaccreditation, Camp Ronald McDonald, Mountain Center, 92561 Mar 7

Training will be held online until further notice.