The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office Dive Team provides rapid response to any water related incident within the County or any other jurisdiction providing mutual aid. The divers recover equipment, evidence, assist citizens, and personnel.
Our Agency is equipped with dive boats and works with the Fire & Rescue personnel, which have an additional vessel. Our County has several lakes, ponds, rivers, including Lake Anna, which is a 13,000 acre lake. Every weekend, boaters, jet skies, and other water crafts enter these bodies of water for recreation and fishing.
We have 6 divers who are certified and receive training monthly. This is a secondary function for these duties and they are often called out after they complete other assignments.
Each of these divers are required to maintain the boats, and a multitude of equipment to include individual dive suits and gear, lift bags and other underwater lifting equipment.