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Underwater Search and Recovery Unit

USRU diver

The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (U.S.R.U.) is comprised of 13 full-time divers, and is responsible for providing safe underwater search and recovery operations throughout Ontario.

The U.S.R.U. assists the OPP and other police services and agencies primarily in the search for missing persons, evidence of major crimes and explosive disposal.

The U.S.R.U. has the capability of diving to a depth of 100 feet, the Side Scanning Sonar capability to 250 feet and the Remote Operated Vehicle (R.O.V.) to 500 feet!