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.

Who this course is for:
  • Certified Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) officials, Coroners, Deputy Coroners, Certified Medical Legal Investigators (ABMDI)
  • Search and recovery dive personnel, rescue personnel who may respond to an in-water evidence search or a water related drowning
  • The public safety diver who may encounter potential evidence
Course prerequisites:
  • Minimum age 18
  • Should be an active member of a law enforcement investigation agency or emergency first response group.
What you can expect to learn:
  • Review of Bill of Rights
  • Establishing a crime scene and terms/definitions used in the industry
  • Witness interviewing and types of evidence
  • Methods of documenting scenes
    • Photographing, sketching
  • Accident vs. Fatality
  • Search patterns and securing evidence
  • Body decomposition and physiology of drowning
  • Body recovery and handling procedures
  • Scene control and court document preparation
What’s in it for you and your team?
  • Extensive diver training to allow for more team capabilities, diver response and mission completion
  • Working together as a team for crowd control and with supporting officers
  • Synchronized training that allows for proper evidence recovery and handling