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  • Underwater Crime Investigation Course

    Dates: September 19-21, 2008

    Location: Lake Murray, SC

    Registration Deadline: September 5, 2008

    Course has been approved by The South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, Michigan POST, Georgia POST, Idaho POST and Alaska POST for LEO In-Service Training Credit.

    Course Information:
    Instruction will cover techniques, principals and application of Underwater Criminal Investigation methods, including planning techniques, organization procedures, problems and hazards of Underwater Crime Investigation.

    Coverage will include but not be limited to the following subjects:

    1. The Investigative Dive Team
    2. Drowning - What Really Happens
    3. Body Recovery
    4. Investigation Of Death
    5. Recovering Skeletal Remains: Definition
    6. Body Recovery Reporting Procedures
    7. Scuba Fatality - Accident Investigation
    8. Firearms Recovery
    9. Aircraft Recovery (Optional Module)
    10. Vehicle Recovery
    11. Court Testimony
    12. The Collection and Preservation Of Physical Evidence
    13. Types Of Evidence

    Check outs will include but not be limited to the following scenarios:

    1. Search and Recovery of accident victims involving Boats, Autos or Commercial Vehicles
    2. Underwater Diver Communication
    3. Diver Safety and First Aid
    4. Diver Equipment
    5. Deep Diving
    6. Rope and Rope Handling
    7. Navigation
    8. Limited to Zero Visibility Searches
    9. Multiple Victim Recovery from vehicular accidents
    10. Object Locating and Handling
    11. U/W Crime Scene Techniques
    12. Light Salvage Recovery using lift bags

    The minimum number of hours for completion is 30. The minimum open water training for completion is six dives including a night dive operation.

    All required skill performance objectives must be completed in an environment typical of diving conditions. Check-out fees are the responsibility of each diver.

    Students must have the minimum diving system of BCD, Regulator with SPG, Tank, Compass, appropriate Thermal Protection, Primary and Secondary Dive Light, Line Reel, and a minimum of one 25 pound lift bag.

    For more information or to register, contact:
    S.C. Public Safety Divers Intl.
    Web: www.scpsdi.net
    Email: [email protected]

    "Training Public Safety Divers since 1995"

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