Palm Bay Police Department Dive Team Practice Recovery Training at Search and Rescue Dive Pond Site

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Underwater Recovery Team consists of highly trained members that respond to water-related incidents

The Palm Bay Police Department has a six-officer dive team that responds to emergency calls for assistance in canals and retention ponds that often times have murky, swamp-like dive conditions and unknown hazards. (Palm Bay PD image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Palm Bay Police Department has a six-officer dive team that responds to emergency calls for assistance in canals and retention ponds that often times have murky, swamp-like dive conditions and unknown hazards.

Here are some dive team members doing some recovery training out at Palm Bay PD’s Range, which has a Search and Rescue Dive Pond on-site.

The Underwater Recovery Team is comprised of highly trained members that respond to water-related incidents. (Palm Bay PD image)

The Underwater Recovery Team is comprised of highly trained members that respond to water-related incidents.

The team is responsible for:

  • Conducting underwater search and recovery of evidence or bodies.
  • Recovering and salvaging submerged vehicles involved in accidents.
  • Underwater recovery of property lost by accident, negligence, or for any other reason.
  • Promoting water safety to the public and enforcing local, state, and federal law.
  • Maintaining and operating Department Watercraft.
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