The team currently consists of 15 divers who are on call year-round, on a twenty-four-hour, seven-day-a-week basis. The team trains together every month of the year. Winter training includes ice diving operations and pool sessions. The team works in a different body of water in Monroe County each month for familiarization and preparedness for emergency situations. Other functions of the divers are the underwater recovery of evidence and stolen property. Modern equipment and techniques are utilized to ensure the safety of the divers and the best possible service to the citizens of Monroe County. A friendship and working relationship is maintained with several similar teams from nearby police jurisdictions including the Downriver Mutual Aid Team, Toledo Police, and Washtenaw and Lenawee County Sheriff's Offices, all whom are available and willing to assist the Monroe team when needed. A proud tradition and sense of camaraderie exist on the Monroe County Sheriff's Dive Team which was founded in 1956.