USFPD Marine Unit
With four miles of navigable waterways in our jurisdiction
open to the public on the Hillsborough River, the USFPD Marine Unit
officers patrol for operator and equipment violations, search and
rescue, and identification of waterway hazards. The Marine Unit,
under mutual aid, assists other bay area law enforcement marine
units in joint enforcement efforts on the waterways throughout Hillsborough
County. The USFPD Marine Unit issues citations and arrests violators,
to include a BUI (Boating Under the Influence) arrest in 2007.
A USFPD Marine Unit officer
conducts a boat stop, which includes scanning for any indicators
of alcohol consumption.