Dive Team

The Dive Team is dedicated to assisting the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement agencies within Benton County, the state of Arkansas, surrounding states, and various private and public entities. Primarily focused on locating and recovering drowning victims and aiding in the retrieval and preservation of evidence, the BCSO Dive Team also engages in still and swift water shore rescue operations. Additionally, they conduct underwater and covert reconnaissance operations as necessary.

Comprising a team commander, team leader, assistant team leaders, sonar operators, divers, and shore support members, the Dive Team includes additional members from the Rogers Fire Department who are Part Time 2 certified or certified as Specialized Deputies. Team members undergo specialized training, including dive search/recovery operations, rescue diving, swift water rescue, boat operations, and sonar operations.

The Dive Team is available for deployment to planned or emergency events, serving as either a primary or support unit for all water-based operations, with a commitment to conducting operations in the interest of public safety.

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