ALURT stands for Area Law Enforcement Underwater Recovery Team. The ALURT dive team consists of twenty four (24) divers and support personnel. Of those, several a sworn law enforcement officers from agencies throughout Calhoun County. The team has been in existence in it’s current form since 1978, when it became a non-profit organization and recruited civilians to participate on the team as divers.
The team is not a funded unit of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. However, they do act in support of the Law Enforcement Division to recover stolen property, evidence and drowning victims. The team practices regularly in addition to assigned tactical operations in support of any law enforcement agency in the county requesting their assistance.
All team members are trained scuba divers who receive training not only in water safety and rescue, but also in areas of evidence recovery, scene evaluation, witness control and various techniques of rope search patterns, first aid and CPR.
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office is very proud of the ALURT team and recognizes all members for their outstanding contributions to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and to the citizens of Calhoun County.