This course is designed to provide information and hands on training to Certified Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) officials, Coroners, Deputy Coroners, Certified Medical legal Investigators (ABMDI) and non-P.O.S.T. members to include; search and recovery dive personnel, rescue personnel who may respond to an in water evidence search or a water related drowning. Evidence search may include items of interest or cadavers.The purpose of the ERDI Underwater Crime Scene Investigations program is to provide necessary skills and knowledge in performing underwater crime scene investigations, preservation and proper documentation for court ready testimony.


After successful completion of the ERDI Underwater Crime Scene program, responders are expected to understand the constitution, responding, preparing the crime scene, death investigations, medical aspects, fingerprints, characteristics of bodies in water, recovery procedures, and court ready documentation.

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Underwater Crime Scene Articles

Crime Scene Management and the Dive Team’s Role
Recovering Evidence at Depth