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Is there such thing as an aquatic police officer?
March 11, 2011 9:13AM
I know that there are definitely two kinds of related police officer:
1. Police diver
2. Marine Police
3. Environmental Police Officer
The first one deals mostly with search and recovery work - being in the water looking for things, such as a discarded murder weapon, or people that have gone missing and are possibly deceased and in the water. It is quite murky and cramped work.
The second is a police officer who is based on a boat and deals with issues on rivers, docks, and out at sea. This could range from security patrols on the river, through to taxation and customs issues.
The third is a police officer who investigates and deals with environmental crime. I do not know if there is any department that has an aquatic specialty, but countries that are coastal and have marine issues may have one.