Palm Bay Police Department Dive Team Practice Recovery Training at Search and Rescue Dive Pond Site
By Palm Bay Police Department // November 22, 2020
Underwater Recovery Team consists of highly trained members that respond to water-related incidents
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.
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.