NASBLA Roundtable

Single Officer Boat Patrol

  • 1.  Single Officer Boat Patrol

    Posted 07-02-2021 11:29 AM

    I'm looking of any documented studies/statistics, policies regarding the Pros vs Cons of Single Officer Boat/Marine Patrol



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  • 2.  RE: Single Officer Boat Patrol

    Reporting Project
    Posted 07-15-2021 04:30 PM

    Officer Irwin,

    I am not aware of any studies that focus on the pros or cons to single officer boat patrols. Texas officers regularly patrol in single man application for smaller patrol vessels and for larger waters or large patrol vessel we operate in a two or more officer configuration. Multi-officer patrols are also preferred when focusing on Boating under the influence enforcement but aren't required. Should you be so lucky to find a study focused on the best approach to maritime patrol officer assignments I would be most interest.

    Best Regards and Stay Safe,

    Cody Jones
    Boating Law Administrator
    Asst. Commander Game Warden
    Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.
    512-389-4624 Office
    512-431-1326 cell

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