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BCI Forensic Dive Team
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced that the newly formed Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Forensic Dive Team is now available to help Ohio law enforcement agencies recover criminal evidence in water. The team is available to assist any hour of the day to recover any criminal evidence located in water such as human remains, weapons, clothing, or tools. When asked for assistance by any Ohio law enforcement agency, BCI's Forensic Dive Team members will search the water, identify and document evidence, and properly recover the evidence as well. Any item recovered would then be sent to the BCI Laboratory for analysis. The team will also work closely with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to assist in their investigations of crimes such as illegal underwater tire or barrel dumps.