The Dane County Sheriff’s Office has an eight-person dive team, comprised of a team leader, dive master, and six other divers. All divers are sworn staff. The team trains during most months throughout the year in preparation for team call outs. They receive additional training in ice dives, underwater evidence recovery, dry-suit certification and advanced open water diving.
Dive Team Mission:
The Dane County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team mission is to make every effort to locate and recover victims and/or evidence submerged in any body of water in Dane County or another county/municipality in Wisconsin upon request for mutual aid. Divers abide by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Core Values and are committed to supporting a safe and equitable community through professional service and partnerships.
The work the team performs can be physically and mentally demanding and potentially very dangerous. They are expected to respond to call-outs and sometimes are required to dive in ice covered bodies of water or rivers. Membership on this team demands the absolute highest level of dedication, hard work, and professionalism.