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Basic Response to Aquatic Death #2017

Hosted by: Galveston Co Sheriff's Office

  • Starts May 24
  • 175 US dollars
  • 601 54th Street Galveston, Texas 77551

Available spots


Service Description

Historically, most law enforcement officers responding to a drowning scene do so from the point of viewing it as an accident. A horrible situation in which their first response is to be very supportive of any persons involved. In some cases, the officer’s response and behavior to the incident is more in-line with victim services as opposed to a criminal investigation. While officers must be professional and show empathy in such cases, until otherwise determined, every drowning investigation should be conducted as a homicide. Basic Response to Aquatic Death is an 8-hour introductory course, participants will review how to interview involved persons and identify unique characteristics of drowning investigations, document actions at the scene as they relate to drownings, and discuss proper evidence collection that are the keys to a proper case management. Due to the unique dynamics and locations of victims of aquatic death, attendees will gain knowledge of specific techniques and methods used for locating, documenting, and recovering submerged evidence and victims. They will understand the investigator’s role in reference to dive team operations and will leave with better insight and interpretation of evidence affected by prolonged exposure to water. Instructor: Instructor Greg Lawson is a Lieutenant and Academy Director of training in Central Texas where he oversees the instruction for more than 1000 officers annually. He has 31 years of law enforcement experience and 10 years military service with the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Greg began his dive training in 1984, received his Arctic, Subarctic, Pararescue (ASAP) team training in Anchorage, Alaska, and throughout the past three decades has served as a diver, detective, and supervisor for a law enforcement underwater recovery team. *This program is applicable to any law enforcement officer that would be required to respond to a drowning and meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for TCOLE Course Number 2017 - Crime Scene Investigation / Drowning (8 hours).


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations within 5 days of registering are 100% refundable, unless the following restrictions apply: Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 5 days before a scheduled class begins. This gives others the opportunity to register for the class. If you have to cancel your class, and do so at least 5 days before the class, you may use the credit towards any future class. At any time after registering, or within 5 days of the course, you may transfer the registration to another person.


Contact Details

(800) 489-8190

training@mengerusa.com

6330 E Hwy 290 #125, Austin, Texas 78723 Menger Public Safety, La Calma Drive, Austin, TX, USA


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