California State Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways Recognized by MADD for BUI
The California State Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways
, Marine Law Enforcement Training Unit, Boating Under the Influence (BUI) instructor cadre and training coordinator were recognized for their efforts to educate marine patrol officers on how to assess and subsequently make arrests of impaired vessel operators. They were awarded the Cynthia & Sophie Peterlin award for outstanding service. This award is given to those who provide extraordinary service in BUI enforcement and education by taking a proactive approach to implementing and developing BUI training. The sole notion is to seek out and remove boaters who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Over the past six years, the instructor cadre have delivered 21 BUI classes, teaching over 315 maritime deputies and officers the necessary skills to detect boaters who are under the influence.