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  The training staff at PSDT is comprised of seasoned SCUBA Instructors with additional backgrounds in law enforcement, fire, EMS and public safety experience as well.  This provides you with a team of highly motivated staff with the education, knowledge and real-world experience in the many facets of Public Safety Diving.
   
 

 
Mike Sieverman
  Michael Sieverman is a US Army veteran and was a Police Officer for 17 years until an on-duty motorcycle collision caused him to retire.  During his career, Mike was a Field Training Officer for 13 years and was responsible for designing and implementing one of the most advanced and comprehensive training manuals in use today.

An avid diver for many years, he accepted the challenge of becoming a NAUI Worldwide Instructor and now teaches all levels of recreational SCUBA diving as well as leadership courses offered by NAUI.

Mike was responsible for developing the course criteria and training program for the NAUI Public Safety Diver Specialty Course.
    msieverman@publicsafetydivetraining.com

 
     
 
Eric Dymmel
  Eric Dymmel has 27 years of work experience in public safety with the last 18 years working as a Peace Officer (including time as a Field Training Officer and Field Training Supervisor).  He is currently employed working patrol as a Peace Officer Supervisor for a statewide agency.

Eric has 11 years experience as a Public Safety Diver and 32 years of international dive experience including light commerical diving.  Eric is a NAUI instructor and is currently in charge of his agency's 44 member dive team.

Eric additionally serves as an instructor in firearms, EMT, First Responder, CPR and AED at his departments training academy.
    edymmel@publicsafetydivetraining.com

     
 
Jay Canfield
  Jay Canfield is a former Los Angeles County Peace officer with 10 years experience working patrol, narcotics and also served as a Field Training Officer for most of his career.  In addition to his law enforcement background, Jay is a seasoned SCUBA diver and has been involved with teaching SCUBA for over 25 years.

Jay is currently certified as a Los Angeles County Underwater Instructor and is also certified as an Instructor Trainer for NAUI, training others to become Instructors themselves.  Jay volunteers much of his time teaching aquatic programs for the County of Los Angeles Underwater Unit.
    jcanfield@publicsafetydivetraining.com

     
Mike Reid
  Mike is a retired Police Lieutenant and now an instructor with Los Angeles Harbor College.  He became an adjunct instructor in 1998 and in 2012, became full-time faculty.

His professional experience includes; 12 years an Internal Affairs Lieutenant, 5 years as a police Sergeant assigned to Selection and Recruitment, Training and Development, and Detective Divisions. His experiences as a police officer includes; investigations in auto theft, narcotics and field training.


Mike earned his Associates of Arts degree in Administration of Justice from Golden West College. He continued his education and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Public Administration from University of La Verne. When Mike was promoted to Sargeant, he returned to school and earned his Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Chapman University.
    mreid@publicsafetydivetraining.com

     
  Scott Douglass is a retired Fire Division Chief from South Lake Tahoe Fire Department with 34 years of experience. He has seen all aspects of the modern fire service. Scott has extensive experience with intense winter rescue work, spending the last 27 years involved in ice rescue and other dive operations.

After Scott retired, he accepted the challenge of becoming an instructor and received his Open Water Scuba Instructor certification from PADI and is currently working towards his Master SCUBA Diver Trainer certification. He is an ice diving expert, respected and known around the area.   Scott has participated in dives around the world but enjoys teaching and diving in the Lake Tahoe area and Southern California.
Scott Douglass   sdouglass@publicsafetydivetraining.com

 
 
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