Police watercraft

Police watercraft
Police boat of the NYPD

Police watercraft are boats or other vessels that are used by police agencies to patrol bodies of water. They are usually employed on major rivers[1], in enclosed harbors near cities or in places where a stronger presence than that offered by the Harbourmaster or Coast Guard is needed.

Police boats sometimes have high-performance engines in order to catch up with fleeing fugitives on the water. They have been used since the beginning of the 20th century.[2]

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Types of Police Boats

Gallery of police boats

Agencies with police boats

See also

References


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