Duncan Police Department has announced the offering of classes which will allow personnel to become credentialed in diving courses.

The Duncan Police Department Dive Team will offer the CLEET accredited introduction to public safety diving course. The course credit is for 40 hours and is “designed for those personnel wishing to join their local public safety dive team but lack the basic skills and certifications.”

All students successfully completing the course will receive the basic scuba diver NAUI certification.

According to a posting about the course, it is also “perfect for those teams that do not have direct access to a SCUBA instructor but need to have personnel certified prior to assignment to a team or to organizations looking to start up their own dive team.”

Courses will be overfed June 10-14 and July 8-12. Cost is $350 per person and all students are required to provide their own basic scuba equipment and at least one scuba cylinder.

Class sizes are limited to 20 people. Attendees only need to attend one week long session to receive certification.

Between July 15-19, one course titled “public safety diver I” will be offered, allowing those who complete it to receive an advanced scuba diver “rescue driver” NAUI certification. This course serves as a follow up from the introduction class and all participants must hold at least a basic subs diver or open water certification to enroll.

“This course covers basic techniques in searches and search methods, evidence and body recovery, rescuing distressed divers and swimmers, as well as other issues commonly associated with scuba diving,” states an informational posting about the course. Cost and necessary provisions for this course are the same as the introduction course.

For more information, contact Ofc. Chris Perkins, Duncan PD, by calling 580-255-2112 or emailing chris.perkins@duncanps.org.