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Marine Patrol Unit
|Address: 304 Albemarle Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322|
With the large number of waterways in and around the City of Chesapeake, the enforcement of boating laws is a necessity. The Marine Patrol Unit patrols the waterways to both enforce the boating laws and to give aid and assistance to boaters in distress. The Marine Patrol Unit works closely with the Coast Guard to achieve their goals. Marine Patrol Officers have received specialized training in boat operation, boating documentation, boarding and entry techniques, boat safety inspection, seamanship and boating safety, in general, as well as training in federal, state and local laws concerning water traffic.
The Marine Patrol Unit enforces the areas in the City of Chesapeake which include: the Albemarle Chesapeake Canal, the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River, the southern branch of the Elizabeth River, the western branch of the Elizabeth River and the Northwest River.