The marine patrol’s duties include:

  • Enforcement of State and Local laws on the waters of the county.
  • Investigation of accidents, complaints and crimes occurring on county waters.
  • General assistance to the boating public and to vessels in distress.
  • Search and Rescue operations.
  • Emergency medical assistance.
  • Firefighting.
  • Vessel safety inspections.
  • Inspection of boat liveries (boat rental establishments).
  • Patrols of regattas and marine parades.
  • Assistance to local, state, US and Canadian governments in all matters involving watercraft.
  • Underwater rescue and recovery operations.
  • Surface and subsurface ice rescues and recovery.
  • Public education through safe boating classes, water safety programs and a variety of other public presentations.
  • Port and Border Security