Dive / Rescue






   The Jackson County Sheriff's Office Dive Team ia a highly specialized and multi jurisdictional unit which responds to any county within the tri-states area as needed. The unit currently consists of 8 sworn officers who are experienced in search operations. The team is evolving and growing as call demand dictates. The minimum qualifications for team divers are open water, advanced open water, nitrox, dry suit and rescue diver. To be selected to attend dive training, prospective divers have to go through a rigorous swim trial and testing before being determined to be fit for service. After becoming a service member, the team attends mandatory training each month and is on rotation call 24 hours a day to respond to any emergency or call out. The dive team also is equipped with naval side scan sonar technology to assist with searching large open areas that would normally take weeks to accomplish. The teams primary duties include; search and rescue, body recovery, underwater crime scene investigation and evidence preservation / collection. This team will operate in any body of water, any weather condition and will expend every means to complete the designated mission. The members of the team are professionals who have achieved excellence in their roles as Sheriff's Office divers. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is extremely proud of its dive team and its accomplishments.





Dive Team Members




Kevin
Administrator


Mike
Advisor


Shane
Team Leader




Bruce
Assistant Team leader


David
Diver


Cory
Diver




Shane
Diver


Will
Diver


Trevor
Diver



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For more information about the Dive/Rescue Division contact:
Lt. Kevin Arnold  or  Sgt. Shane Tipton