Underwater Forensic Team

Hanover’s Underwater Forensic Team was established in the spring of 1999. Their mission is to locate, recover, and preserve evidence from an underwater environment during the course of a criminal investigation. The members are certified through the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, and receive training and certifications up to the level of Master Underwater Criminal Investigator. Hanover County is the only local law enforcement agency in the Metro Richmond area to possess an underwater criminal investigation unit.