Divers Posse

Background


- Official arm of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO)
    - Sheriff Arpaio a strong posse supporter.
    - MCSO has approximately 50 posses & 5,000 posse members.
    - Divers are a highly trained Public Safety Volunteer Team
    - Dive year round in all conditions
        - Deep
        - Black water
        - Cold
        - Entanglements
        - Well, almost all conditions
- Dive in varied locations
        - Lakes
        - Rivers
        - Canals
        - High Altitude / Ice
- Longest running posse in the U.S. at over 44 years.
- Operates solely on tax-free donations.
        - Paddleboat cruise at Saguaro Lake
        - A business donated a boat.
        - Individual donations
        - Bumper sticker sales
- Divers buy their own basic equipment
- Uniforms
        - Deputy uniform
        - Divers uniform
        - Posse badge