About

Who We Are

The National Academy of Police Diving (NAPD) is a non-profit, self-regulating body, dedicated to the establishment and maintenance of standards of practice for all Special Response (SR) Diving. SR Divers include police, fire, military, government agency teams, and other recovery or public safety divers. The NAPD is concerned with SR diver safety, state-of-the-art diving techniques, training, methodologies, and underwater investigations. The Academy’s goals are to promote the safety and welfare of its members who engage in underwater search and recovery.

Our Team

MICHAEL GAST

MICHAEL GAST

President and Founder

PAUL TOY

PAUL TOY

Board of Directors and Co-Founder

JOEL TALLEY

JOEL TALLEY

Executive Director

REY RUIDIAZ

REY RUIDIAZ

Board of Directors

RUSTY WHITING

National Training Director

DANIEL BECK

Board of Directors

SAMUEL CADREAU

Board of Directors

JORDAN HARVELL

Board of Directors