Sutter County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team provides search and recovery operations in underwater environments
within the County as well as surrounding jurisdictions when requested. Dive team operations also include assisting
in the investigation of water related crime scenes and gathering and documenting any underwater evidence. As a special
operations unit, the dive team is available to deploy 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Because of the hazardous nature of diving in underwater environments especially in dark and murky water or during heavy
river flows with strong currents, safety of operations is a primary concern. Dive team members must be strong swimmers,
have advanced SCUBA certification, be comfortable in "black" water and zero visibility environments, and have a commitment
for regular training and practice to ensure skills review and proficiency.
Our dive team members are highly qualified, professional and motivated to meet the challenges associated with
underwater operations while always being aware of safe diving practices.