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NCJ Number: 228829 Find in a Library
Title: On the Water: The Many Faces of Law Enforcement Marine Patrol
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:36  Issue:9  Dated:September 2009  Pages:26,28-30,32,33
Author(s): Michelle Perin
Date Published: September 2009
Page Count: 6
Publisher: http://www.cygnusb2b.com 
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents an overview of law enforcement marine patrol.
Abstract: There are unique aspects to working on the water in a law enforcement capacity requiring specific and appropriate training and equipment. The main objective and goal of Marine units is to keep waterways safe. There are several existing marine patrols across the United States that continue to provide an invaluable resource, not only during disasters, but on a daily basis. The Missouri State Water Patrol (MSWP) was originally created in 1959 patrolling today over 272,770 acres of lakes, 5,500 miles of shorelines, 519 miles of the Mississippi River, and 533 miles of the Missouri River. The U.S. Coast Guard has the authority to board, inspect, search, seize, and examine any vessel anywhere. Unlike the MSWP and the U.S. Coast Guard, the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) exists to serve law enforcement marine units. OSMB funds local agencies' equipment and training and offers a 2-week marine law enforcement training. Law enforcement marine patrols are an invaluable asset, striving to keep water areas safe.
Main Term(s): River and marine policing
Index Term(s): Marine police training; Watercraft police
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