“As you might know, becoming a UCI Instructor is almost impossible due to the amount of qualifications and experience required, being well respected in the PSD community (not a dick) and the fact that you have to be invited to be a part of the UCI instructor family. After working with Tim over the years, he took to our way of doing things like duck to water because he discovered that UCI training was what he was missing for his mission response. Because of their abilities and mastery of our recovery methods, I opened the door for him and his crew to start the instructor process, which could take years.
Without hesitating, they took on the challenge to be one of us. Tim and the rest of his Northeast Public Safety Diver group are serious about their profession, mission success, and safety and are now part of our elite group of instructors teaching our Underwater Criminal Investigator courses. Tim is the first in his group to make it through. I’m proud to call Tim my good friend and now fellow UCI Instructor.” Mike Berry Owner Underwater Criminal Investigators, LLC.
We Dive Exactly What We Teach!!
By bringing UCI into our training portfolio, it allows our students to be the next level of public safety divers our industry needs!! The industry is constantly changing, and we prioritize not only keeping up with those changes but changing along with it! We refuse to fall into the trap of “this is how we always do it.”
UCI is the next most logical choice to provide our students! This next level provides the opportunity to be the best you can be while productively contributing to the investigators case. The UCI way is to “recover the item exactly how it was found” and we should not settle for anything less!!
WHAT UCI COURSES DO WE PROVIDE https://www.ucidiver.com/underwater-criminal-investigator
Underwater Criminal Investigator
The Underwater Criminal Investigator course is UCI Diver’s foundation course designed to give you the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed and survive as a true professional Underwater Criminal Investigator. It is a 4-day hands-on training program that involves one day of classroom and three days of intensive open-water training including searching for real evidence underwater. The only training company that does it!
After the completion of the course, the students are certified through UCI and through PADI, the largest training agency in the world. This is so the training you receive will contribute to both your professional and recreational diver portfolio.
Topic’s include: Overview of Public Safety Diving/Underwater Criminal Investigations, Performance Base Training, Liability Issues for the Public Safety Diver, Diver Readiness, Equipment Readiness, Information Readiness, Establishing a Crime Scene, Interview Techniques, Crime Scene Photography and Sketching, Advanced Underwater Communications, Medical Aspects, Search Patterns, Location and Marking Evidence, Evidence Recovery and Preservation, The Oxidation Process, Metal Preservation , Nonmetal Evidence Preservation, Fingerprints, Body movement in Water, Body Recovery in Water, Chemical and Polluted Water Diving, Light and Heavy Salvage, Vehicle Recovery, Case Preparation, Courtroom Testimony and more!
This course prepares you by building up your search skills, molding you into a true recovery diver. Our focus is on developing your underwater recovery skills which in turn increases your comfort level and your contribution to the search. This level of training can actually change an entire team’s attitude, confidence, and abilities to serve their communities.
As you can see, there’s a lot behind the making of a true “Underwater Criminal Investigator”. We believe the stronger your foundation, the better prepared you will be for what awaits you in this ever-changing and demanding underwater field. Our goal at NePSD is to make you a part of the investigation; a contributor to the case; and a part of the investigative team. Not just someone that’s called because you have scuba gear.
To attend the training, you must meet the following prerequisites:
- You need to be an Advanced Open Water or equivalent diver with any nationally recognized diving agency or military or commercial diver.
- You need to be 18 years old or older
- And a member of law enforcement, fire, or rescue department or if you are in a position to assist your community, state, or government in underwater criminal investigations or with other public safety diving assignments.