The Dixie County Dive Team is a joint and collaborative team of divers from the Dixie County Sheriff's Office and Dixie County Emergency Services. The goal of the Dixie County Dive Team is to rapidly respond to any water-related operation and to safely affect any type of waterborne recovery, rescue operation or criminal investigation. The Team responds to calls in all areas of Dixie County .
The members of the team are either Deputy Sheriffs or Emergency Services Personnel who volunteer for the duty, in addition to their regularly assigned duties, without extra compensation. The standards for the Team are high and require extensive training provided by the Sheriff's Office and Emergency Services.
Types of Diving Operations: Drowning investigations, homicides involving water, weapon recovery, suicides involving water, auto crashes that involve water, auto thefts disposed of in water, boating crash investigations, suspicious sinking of vessels, recovery of stolen property. The team also responds to special community needs..