The Dive Team conducts multiple mission oriented tasks such as; underwater searches, forensic searches for physical evidence, as well as search and recovery operations. Other waterborne tasks include surface searches, ground searches and rescue and safety operations. The DeSoto County Sheriff's Office Dive Team maintains readiness to meet these demands within DeSoto County or when called upon in other jurisdictions.
The Dive Team missions are hazardous and difficult to perform due to varying environmental factors under the surface of the water. The Dive Team trains regularly in order to meet the safety demands of this vital function. It is imperative that the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office is able to assist and aid persons on the water ways of DeSoto County when needed.