Underwater Recovery Team


The City of Tonawanda Police Underwater Recovery Team consists of 4 specially trained marine operators, 12 certified SCUBA divers and 2 shore personnel. The team is responsible for water related safety and the recovery of property and evidence.

The URT maintains a ford F250 4x4 pickup truck and a 16’ equipment/command trailer. Some of their specialized equipment include underwater communications, underwater video, vehicle lift bag system and Side Scan Sonar.

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The team trains monthly and attends specialized training in ice rescue, swift water diving and evidence preservation and collection. The URT works side by side with the Police and Fire Departments to provide safe and secure waterways for the entire City of Tonawanda and the surrounding communities.