Water based law enforcement is a necessity in a variety of circumstances. Environments include rivers, wetlands, and coastal waters.
Activities include patrolling of sensitive areas and protection of other users and their watercraft.
The speed of an airboat enables it to outrun most other vessels; its versatility allows for easy and rapid launching and landing.
Airboats’ all-terrain capabilities make them an ideal pursuit vehicle on water – and off.
Cape Canaveral, Florida - Patrolling prior to a Space Shuttle launch
Cape Canaveral, Florida - Close-up of a Marine Enforcement airboat
Washington, D.C. - Police Department
Yuma County Sheriff's Office Lt. Darren Simmons, right, and Major Leon Wilmot, ply the waters of the lower Colorado River. They were demonstrating the department's new Airboat which enables them to pass over water as shallow as a few inches. The new boat will enhance their ability to enforce boating and other laws on a part of the river that is sometimes difficult to reach with other types of watercraft. photo: Terry Ketron