Dive Team

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Dive Team2018-12-13T00:33:10+00:00

The Middle Township Police Department maintains a fully operational and Certified Marine Search and Recovery Dive Team. The team is overseen by Lt. Robert Shepherd, with operations being supervised by Det/Sgt. Clinton Stocker.  The department maintains 2 vessels: one is a Carolina Skiff center console, and the other is an aluminum johnboat.

The department has nine certified divers with a full complement of dive equipment.  The team had thirty-four training sessions in 2016. Training takes place in local gravel pits, lakes, and in the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. The team also attended/assisted with the Wildwood Polar Plunge, Stone Harbor Polar Plunge, Sea Isle Polar Plunge, Ocean City Air Show, National Night Out, the county 4-H Fair as well as the Middle Township L.E.A.D day. The team has been utilized many times to assist the US Coast Guard and other agencies in rescue and recovery operations.

Members of the Dive Team are:

Lt. Robert Shepherd (Team Commander) Det/Sgt. Clinton Stocker (Team Leader)
Lt. James Loftus Sgt. Mark Higginbottom
Cpl. John Norton Ptlm. Michael Pastore
Det. Jack Trombetta Ptlm. Tom Ritterhoff
Ptlm. Shawn Karge