Underwater Dive Unit

The LAPD Underwater Dive Unit (UDU) handles and processes all underwater accident and crime scenes in order to investigate, gather evidence, document conditions, clear dangers, recover bodies, and execute search and rescue operations for persons, property, drugs, and hazardous materials. Available on an emergency callout basis 24-hours a day, these highly skilled and certified divers use sophisticated underwater communication systems, navigation equipment, still/video cameras, and specialized boats and salvage tools to save lives and preserve crucial evidence.