The Boca Raton Police Underwater Search and Recovery Team's primary responsibility is the search and recovery of evidence and victims in the vast waterways. The team is comprised of certified public safety divers, who utilize a variety of dive gear specialized for public safety diving. The team utilizes Hazmat Dry suits, keeping the divers free of contaminates found in most canals and lakes.
The team consists of 8 members, who work their daily positions assigned to different areas within the Boca Raton Police Services Department. All members receive numerous hours of training and certifications to assist them in the safe operation and to provide the community with the best possible service. The unit trains two days every month and receive training from an outside agency at least once a year.
The Underwater Search and Recovery Team uses the most up-to-date technology to assist them complete their missions. Some of this gear includes a side scan sonar, an underwater ROV, underwater metal detectors and an underwater communication system.
The EOD/Bomb Unit is responsible for handling any situation where a possible explosive device is located. They train fellow officers and assist the public in response to bomb threat situations.
The unit conducts bomb threat and post-blast investigations as well as investigations into any other explosive violations occurring with the City of Boca Raton and is utilized extensively for dignitary visits and special events.
The Honor Guard represents the Boca Raton Police Department at memorials and social ceremonies, both locally and nationally. The Honor Guard presents the colors and demonstrates its proficiency with drill and ceremony.
SWAT The Boca Raton Police Services Department's SWAT Team is composed of 20 police officers and 3 Fire Rescue Paramedics. The team is trained to handle hostage/barricade incidents and high-risk search warrants. The SWAT Team is supported by the Crisis Negotiation Team.
The Boca Raton Police Services Department provides highly trained and skilled Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) / drone pilots as a resource to enhance operational capability, safety, and situational awareness. Our UAS pilots support the Department by providing a unique, viable, safe, versatile, supplemental tool for incident commanders and first responders which can immediately access areas and supplement manned aircraft assets. The UAS Team currently consists of fifteen (15) pilots who are certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate small unmanned aircraft systems. Team members are assigned to other full-time duties throughout the Police Department and are activated as pilots for calls such as missing persons cases, locating and apprehending fleeing suspects, critical incidents, and disaster response. The UAS Team trains monthly to remain proficient with their flight skills and up to date on standard operating procedures, regulations, and emerging trends.