The 利昂县警长办公室 has for many years supported a 战术潜水队 to complete the high risk tasks of Public Safety / 执法 Diving. 战术潜水队 Members are trained and operate as Underwater 犯罪现场 Detectives.
There are many facets related to the environment surrounding a Public Safety / 执法 dive operation; deep, 冷水, zero visibility and contaminated waters are the norm, 也不例外. The divers often dive by feel not visual acuity and must contend with the weather, 日照不足, water current and often coordinate their efforts with other 年龄ncies. 执法 divers must be trained in search patterns, recovery techniques and underwater crime scene processing. 证据必须找到, 用视频或照片记录, and collected in a manner consistent with 执法 犯罪现场 Standards. The 战术潜水队 must perform these tasks and be prepared to testify in criminal proceedings.
There are currently eight members on the 年龄ncy's 战术潜水队. Members are volunteers and have primary job assignments throughout the 年龄ncy. Members serve in an on-call status (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) for 利县 and numerous surrounding counties.
Each member is required to have a minimum of an Open Water Certification from a nationally recognized dive organization and the Underwater Police Science and Technology Course. Each member is also required to successfully complete a yearly physical fitness exercise. Team members are also trained in advanced diving methods and are required to operate various vehicles and watercraft assigned to the team.
The Team responds to incidents to include drowning investigations, 杀人案, 武器复苏, 自杀事件, 汽车事故, 汽车盗窃, 划船事故调查, suspicious sinking of vessels and recovery of stolen property. The team also responds to special community needs, such as evacuation of people during flooding.