The Fairfield Police Dive Team strives to be prepared for any underwater emergency or investigation in, but not limited to the waters of Fairfield and Long Island Sound. The Dive Team strives to maintain a training program that targets the interests of public safety, diver safety, and thorough underwater investigation. The Dive Team strives to be an example to the public on issues of drowning prevention.
The Fairfield Police Dive Team is staffed by 4 Police Officers who are on-call and available 24 hours a day. The divers are trained to various levels of certification . All of the members are trained in Ice Diving, due to the areas cold winter climate. The Dive Team is capable of SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) or SAS (Surface Air Supply) diving. To keep their skills sharp, the divers are encouraged to dive frequently off duty and some divers work in the commercial diving industry. They are certified to rescue persons in fresh and salt water conditions.