Boat Patrol

Boat Patrol

Boat Operators Training

The Beaufort Police Department takes water and boating safety very serious. The Department has certified police boat operators that began their training by attending the Power Squadron's basic boater's class. These officers then attended a forty-hour class presented by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, "Marine Law Enforcement."

This class involves:

  • Boater's safety
  • Boat handling
  • Boating under the influence (BUI) detection
  • Enforcement 
    • Equipment and registration laws
    • Boarding and wake violations 
  • Search and rescue coordination.
  • Trailering
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