Public Safety Underwater Crime Scene Investigator
Prerequisites for the IANTD Public Safety Underwater Crime Scene Investigator diving course
- To enter the course, the candidate must meet one of the following requirements:
- Be a police officer.
- Be a firefighter.
- Be a member of a paramilitary organization.
- Work as part of a public safety team.
- Work as part of a professional rescue team.
- Participation in the course requires you to be at least 18 (with diver qualification) and to have an IANTD Rescue Diver, CPR, Oxygen Administrator, First Aid or equivalent license.
The IANTD Public Safety Underwater Crime Scene Investigator diving course includes:
- Theoretical training
- Swimming pool training
- 4 (to 6) open water dives, 100 min bottom time
- Maximum depth 30 m, no decompression with direct access to the surface
- Theoretical exam
- Practical exam
Equipment for the IANTD Public Safety Underwater Crime Scene Investigator diving course
- Automatic equipment with alternative air source
- Jacket/ harness
- ABC – mask, snorkel, fins
- Dry suit in open waters
- Diving cylinders 15 l, 2×12 l
- Diving slate
- Safety rope (provided by the organizer)
- Appropriate environmental protection (HAZMAT)
- 2 cutting tools
- Corpse bag (provided by the organizer)
- Buoy or rising bag
- Reel or spool
- Spare mask
- Resuscitation mask
- Oxygen kit and first aid kit (provided by the organizer)
The exercises you will do during the IANTD Public Safety Underwater Crime Scene Investigator diving course
- Performing an S-drill before each dive;
- Training classes should be conducted in a safe area that does not exceed Category 3 contamination;
- Conducting the searches according to the models that are included in the program for this course;
- Planning, organizing and successfully conducting a search of an underwater crime scene;
- Finding evidence, marking locations, properly bagging evidence and preparing for record keeping;
- Properly conducting investigative interviews with witnesses and potential offenders to properly determine the area of the crime scene to be searched;
- Finding and extracting evidence, completing a full report documenting all the evidence for its inclusion in the crime scene diagram.