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Home  |  News  |  DIVE TEAM ATTAINS ADVANCED CERTIFICATION

DIVE TEAM ATTAINS ADVANCED CERTIFICATION
Monday, July 25, 2011

 
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Dive Team is the first law enforcement agency in the Midlands to attain certification in the Law Enforcement Diver Phase III course.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said Dive Team members attained certification by demonstrating proficiency in performing emergency rescue diving, recovering evidence underwater, using metal detectors underwater and diving at night and in conditions in which visibility is limited. Divers also showed proficiency in using a compass to navigate underwater.

Law Enforcement Rescue Specialists conducted Law Enforcement Diver Phase III training for the Dive Team, Metts said. The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team is the only other dive team in South Carolina to attain Law Enforcement Diver Phase III certification.

Dive Team members will practice techniques learned during the Law Enforcement Diver Phase III training course between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26 on Lake Murray near Sandy Beach at Bundrick Island, Metts said. Members of the Dive Team will conduct underwater search patterns, recover evidence underwater and practice managing a crime scene underwater.

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