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An NYPD boat on patrol in New York Harbor
An NYPD boat on patrol in New York Harbor

Water police, also called harbour patrols, port police, marine police, or river police, are police officers, usually a department of a larger police organisation, who patrol in water craft. Their patrol areas may be coastal sea waters, rivers, estuaries, harbours, lakes, canals or a combination of these. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2552x1896, 2122 KB)A NYPD patrol boat in the New York Harbor. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2552x1896, 2122 KB)A NYPD patrol boat in the New York Harbor. ... NYPD emblem The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is the largest police department in the United States, and has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within The Five Boroughs of New York City. ... New York Harbor is a geographic trem that refers collectively to the bays and tidal estuaries near the mouth of the Hudson and adjacent rivers in the vicinity of New York City. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (919x668, 528 KB) A Fast Response Targa 31 boat of the Marine Support Unit of the Metropolitan Police, on the River Thames in London. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (919x668, 528 KB) A Fast Response Targa 31 boat of the Marine Support Unit of the Metropolitan Police, on the River Thames in London. ... The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is the Home Office police force responsible for Greater London, with the exception of the square mile of the City of London. ... The Thames (pronounced []) is a river flowing through southern England, in its lower reaches flowing through London into the sea. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1063x904, 272 KB) A Chicago Police Department boat Photo by Slo-mo Cropped from Image:Chicago (17). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1063x904, 272 KB) A Chicago Police Department boat Photo by Slo-mo Cropped from Image:Chicago (17). ... The Chicago Police Department, also known as the CPD, is the principal law enforcement agency of Chicago, Illinois, under the jurisdiction of the mayor of Chicago. ... Sunset on Lake Michigan Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Sea as seen from jetty in Frankston, Australia Look up Sea in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... River running into Harrietville Trout Farm A river is a large natural waterway. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing numerous ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits. ... A harbor (or harbour) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Canal du Midi in Toulouse, France. ...


Water police are usually responsible for ensuring the safety of water users, enforcing laws relating to water traffic, preventing crime on vessels, banks and shores, providing search and rescue services (either as the main provider or as an initial response unit before more specialised units arrive), and allowing the police to reach locations not easily accessible from land. They may also be responsible for coastal security, conservation law enforcement, immigration and smuggling patrols, and diving search operations (although many police organisations have separate units to handle this). Search and Rescue (acronym SAR) is an operation mounted by emergency services, often well-trained volunteers, to find someone believed to be in distress, lost, sick or injured either in a remote or difficult to access area, such as mountains, desert or forest (Wilderness search and rescue), or at sea... A skirmish with smugglers from Finland at the Russian border, 1853, by Vasily Hudiakov. ... Police diving is a branch of professional diving carried out by world police services. ...


Equipment ranges from personal water craft and inflatable boats to large seagoing craft, but most police vessels are small to medium, fast motor launches. In some areas these vessels incorporate a firefighting capability through a fixed deck nozzle. Pump-jet PWCs such as this Yamaha Waverunner are extremely popular for their high speed and maneuverability. ... Two inflatable boats at Horsea Island, England An inflatable boat is a light-weight but high performance and high capacity boat constructed with flexible tubes at the gunwale. ... Firefighter with an axe A firefighter, sometimes still called a fireman though women have increasingly joined firefighting units, is a person who is trained and equipped to put out fires, rescue people and in some areas provide emergency medical services. ...


List of water police units

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is the federal or Commonwealth police force of Australia. ... Badge of the NSW Police // [edit] Background The New South Wales Police Force (also NSW Police or NSWPOL) is the primary law enforcement agency in the State of New South Wales, Australia. ... The Northern Territory Police have legal jurisdication over the Northern Territory of Australia. ... The Queensland Police Service is the law enforcement agency responsible for policing the Australian state of Queensland. ... South Australia Police badge Adelaide City skyline The South Australia Police (SAPOL) is the police force of the State of South Australia and is an agency of the South Australian Department of Justice. ... The Tasmania Police service was established in 1899 by unification of smaller regional forces. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Western Australia Police logo. ... Hamilton Police Constable Thomas Joseph Powell. ... Halifax Regional Police is the force for the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. ... The London Police Service (WRPS) provides policing services for the London, Ontario, Canada. ... The Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) provides policing services for the Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) is the provincial police force for the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The current Ottawa Police Service was created out of the former Ottawa-Carleton Regional Police service in 1995, which was formed prior to the creation of the new City of Ottawa. ... Royal Canadian Mounted Police heraldic badge. ... Toronto Police Service - To Serve and Protect The Toronto Police Service (TPS), formerly the Metropolitan Toronto Police, is the local police force for the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Vancouver Police Department Coat Of Arms VPD Patch The Vancouver Police Department is the police force for the City of Vancouver. ... Winnipeg Police Service is the police force of the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The Gibraltar Services Police (GSP) is a civil police force which guards and enforces law on Ministry of Defence installations on Gibraltar. ... Gibraltar during the 18th Century was a Military Garrison where the British Governor ruled supreme with no elected civilian government. ... Crest of the Hong Kong Police Force The Hong Kong Police Force (Chinese: 香港警察; Pinyin: Xiāng GÇŽng jǐngchá since 1997) is the police force of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Hong Kong Police Force (Chinese: 香港警察 Pinyin: Xiāng GÇŽng jǐngchá since 1997) is the police force of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Emblem of the Garda Síochána. ... Israeli Police logo The Israeli police (משטרת ישראל) is a civilian force in the State of Israel. ... Flag of the New Zealand Police The New Zealand Police is the national police force of New Zealand, responsible for enforcing criminal and traffic law, enhancing public safety, maintaining order and keeping the peace throughout the country. ... The Jurong Police Division Headquarters at Jurong West Avenue 5. ... Booth of the Police Coast Guard at the Police Carnival 2006 showing its logo with a PT boat in the background. ... The South African Police Service is the national police force of the Republic of South Africa. ... Devon and Cornwall Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Devon and Cornwall and the unitary authorities of Plymouth, Torbay and the Isles of Scilly. ... Dorset Police police force with the responsibilty of policing the English county of Dorset. ... Essex Police is a Home Office (territorial) police force with responsibility for policing the county of Essex in south east England. ... Hampshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in southern England. ... Lothian and Borders Police are the police force for the Lothian and Borders regions of Scotland, including Edinburgh, Galashiels and Livingston. ... Metropolitan Police redirects here. ... The Thames Division was formed in 1839 when the Marine Police Force was amalgamated with the Metropolitan Police Force. ... The Ministry of Defence Police (or MOD Police; MDP) is a non-Home Office police force in the United Kingdom. ... Northumbria Police is the police force for the north English counties of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. ... North Wales Police (Welsh: Heddlu Gogledd Cymru) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the preserved counties of Clwyd and Gwynedd in north Wales. ... Strathclyde Police is the police force for the Scottish council areas of Argyll and Bute, City of Glasgow, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. ... Anacortes (pronounced ) is a city located in Skagit County, Washington. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Government County Travis County Mayor Will Wynn Geographical characteristics Area 669. ... The Town of Babylon is located in southwestern Suffolk County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 211,792. ... 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The Chicago Police Department, also known as the CPD, is the principal law enforcement agency of Chicago, Illinois, under the jurisdiction of the mayor of Chicago. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... A Daytona Beach Bar The worlds most famous beach Daytona Beach is a city located in Volusia County, Florida, USA. As of 2004, the population estimates recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 64,422. ... The Delaware River and Bay Authority or DRBA is a bi-state government agency of the State of New Jersey and the State of Delaware established by interstate compact in 1961. ... Nickname: Hartford of the West, DSM Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates: Country United States State Iowa County Polk County Incorporated September 22, 1851 Mayor Frank Cownie Area    - City 200. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City 370. ... Nickname: The State Capital since 1777 Coordinates: County Kent County Incorporated 1717 Mayor Stephen R. Speed Area    - City 58. ... The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is a public authority operating in Alameda County and Contra Costa County, California, within the East Bay area of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Location in the state of California Formed 1850 Seat Placerville Area  - Total  - Water 4,631 km² (1,788 mi²) 200 km² (77 mi²) 4. ... Erie County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Evans is a town located in Erie County, New York , USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 17,594. ... Nickname: Venice of America Location of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida. ... Low Tide, Riverside Yacht Club (1894) by Theodore Robinson from National Gallery of Art exhibit Winter Harmony (1890s) by John Henry Twachtman, a scene at his Greenwich farm (National Gallery of Art) Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Hamilton County is a county in the located in the southwest corner of the state of Ohio, United States. ... Hamilton County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1634 Seat Richmond Area  - Total  - Water 634 km² (245 mi²) 17 km² (7 mi²) 2. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Hollywood is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Huron is a city in Erie County, Ohio, United States. ... Islip is a town located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King Founded May 28, 1890 Mayor Suzette Cooke Area    - City 73. ... Aerial photo of Key West, looking north. ... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Location in the state of Indiana Formed Seat Crown Point Area  - Total  - Water 1,622 km² (626 mi²) 335 km² (129 mi²) 20. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Lorain is a city located in Lorain County, Ohio. ... General Information Founded December 9, 1907 Coordinates  - Latitude  - Longitude 33º4239 N 118º1459 W Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 7500 acres 4200 acres 3300 acres Available Berths 270 Vessel Arrivals 2,813 (FY 2004) Annual container volume 7. ... 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The Miami-Dade Police Department is a limited-service Metropolitan police department serving Miami-Dade Countys unincorporated areas, although they have lenient mutual aid agreements with other municipalities, most often the City of Miami Police Department. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City 251. ... Muskegon County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Nassau County Police Department provides county police services to Nassau County, New York. ... Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... The New Jersey State Police is the state police force for the state of New Jersey. ... NYPD emblem The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is the largest police department in the United States, and has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within The Five Boroughs of New York City. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The New York State Police is the state police force for the state of New York. ... North Miami is a city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... North Miami Beach is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Oakland County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Official patch of the Oklahoma City Police Department. ... 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It has been suggested that Downtown San Diego be merged into this article or section. ... Muddy brown water fills Sandusky Bay, just south of Lake Erie in this astronaut photograph. ... Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, just west of Ventura County. ... The Seattle Police Department, popularly known as the SPD, is the principal law enforcement agency of the city of Seattle, Washington, except for on the campus of the University of Washington, where that responsibility falls to the University of Washington Police Department. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City 369. ... Suffolk County Police Department provides county police services to Suffolk County, New York. ... 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See also

  • Water Rats, Australian television series about water police

 
 

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