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Creating a P.D. Dive Team

Discussion in 'Training, Practices and Equipment' started by SullyOfSouthFL, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. SullyOfSouthFL

    SullyOfSouthFL Garibaldi

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    I am in the process of writing a proposal to create a dive team for my police department. I was wondering if anyone here has been able to do this? If so, how did you get funding (grants, budget, donations, etc.)? I'm also of course looking for reasons to use as justification for the need of a dive team to the bosses, so if anyone has any ideas on that front as well. I have the basic justification reasons so far (evidence collection, recruitment, Public Relations, more cases solved due to more evidence being located). Also, which is a more effective transport item for the gear, a trailer or a truck/van?
     
  2. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
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    I would suggest that you acquire more experience of have some one on your team with more experiences in diving

    We have a very active local S&R dive team.
    I would suggest you read the following and contact the individual listed for information
    good luck

    SDM


    8th Annual Diver Education Conference

    8th Annual Diver Education Conference
    1. March 11, 2017 8:00 Am - 6:00 Pm

      Pacific Gas & Electric - Energy Education Center

      6588 Ontario Road, Avila Beach, CA.

    2. Topics and order of presentation subject to change

      Dr. Sam Miller III Dive Historian
      Published UW Photographer and Writer

      History of the Original Big Five Dive Equipment Manufacturers”

      Capt. Patrick Smith
      Commercial & Scientific Diver, MA in Public History & Historic Preservation Co-Author ”Shipwrecks of Southern California”'

      “Long Warf-Port of Los Angeles”

      Karl Huggins
      USC Wrigley Marine Institute -
      Director of the Hyperbaric Facility

      “Current Studies of Bubble Dynamics & Dive Tables”


      John McKenney

      San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Deputy –
      John McKenney Productions –
      Underwater Documentary Film Maker

      The Snow Ball Effect”

      Dr. Steven R. Sabo
      Hyperbaric & Undersea Medicine – Sports and Family Medicine
      California Men’s Colony Correctional Institution. “

      Equipment Stress & Buoyancy Effects to the Diver”


      Dr. Sam Miller IV

      Hyperbaric & Undersea Medicine -
      Emergency Medicine Marion Medical Center Emergency Physician

      Seizures, Asthma and Cardiac Contradictions to Diving”
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  3. SullyOfSouthFL

    SullyOfSouthFL Garibaldi

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    Thank you for the information. I would absolutely have more experienced divers on the team and continue my training to expand my knowledge and experience. I just found that we have a need for the team and no one has attempted to start one at my agency before. My fire department guys have a dive team in operation for years now with all the experience and training. We would be learning from them as well.
     
  4. t3chnobrat

    t3chnobrat Nassau Grouper

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    Location: South Florida
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    Hey man. Contact Hugh or Matt at Underseas Sports. Both are very involved with various local PD and S&R dive teams. They may be able to give you some direction. 954-564-8661
     
  5. Seaweed Doc

    Seaweed Doc Marine Scientist

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    Talk to your fire folks about all the hoops they have gone through and go through. They're local, and will know how your jurisdiction interprets various federal and state laws.
     
  6. SullyOfSouthFL

    SullyOfSouthFL Garibaldi

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    Thank you very much for the info. I will definitely reach out to them.
     
  7. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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  8. SullyOfSouthFL

    SullyOfSouthFL Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Margate, FL.
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    Thank you very much for the information. I just braised through it and found it incredibly helpful. Thanks again.
     
  9. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Vancouver Island
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    Happy to be of assistance !!

    Divegoose
     

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