Beaufort County and it's surrounding areas include many waterways. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Dive Team was created in order to provide critical law enforcement response to incidents occurring in these waterways.
The Dive Team responds to underwater crime scenes, and performs underwater evidence recovery and body recovery. This team also supports the SWAT Team during tactical waterborne operations and responds to calls in other jurisdictions as need may arise according to mutual aid agreements.
The Dive Team is equipped with a 24-foot Zodiac boat, specially designed for dive operations. This team also utilizes the Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit's Cadaver Dog, which is certified to locate bodies under water.
For more information regarding the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Dive Team, contact Captain Scott Johnson at (843) 255-3701.