Det. Sgt. Ken Guidry and Detective Dale Weaver took part in classes held both in Hardy and in Jordan, located in Baxter County.
The men both received dive certifications and will now be able to assist other departments, such as the Hardy Fire Department Search and Rescue Team.
Guidry said the men at Hardy do a very professional job but, during the last recovery in Hardy, the sheriff's office could have provided more help with the diving portion of the resuce. This would allow divers time to rest and take some of the pressure off the Hardy crew.
Swift water rescues are one of the most difficult rescue situations and, in Sharp County, these are the type of diving situations that happen most.
By adding two certified divers, the Sheriff's Department will be able to better serve the community.
Classes were held in a pool setting, with a final dive taking place at Jordan on Lake Norfork.
The department also purchased new dive equipment for the men.
Counts said they will be ready to help in the event a need arises in the future.