The Underwater Search and Recovery Team's primary duties and responsibilities are the protection of life and property, crime prevention, and apprehension.
These activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Providing diving support for any law enforcement agency when requested and approved by the Chief or a Division Commander.
Search for and recovery of criminal evidence, and accurate presentation of same in court.
Recovery and salvage of various types of transportation vehicles involved in accidents.
The secondary purpose of the Underwater Search and Recovery Team is as a support unit in the area of all water or diving- related activities. The team facilitates this by using a variety of search patterns, side scan sonar, and sophisticated underwater equipment such as the R.O.V. which uses sonar to locate objects in the water, cameras to video those object and a grappling arm to pick up items.