Marine Patrol

The Ponce Inlet Police Department's Marine Patrol Unit was established as a part time unit in 2006 to patrol the Intra-coastal waterways of the Halifax and Indian Rivers and their tributaries from Daytona Beach to Edgewater, Florida. The unit is staffed by 4 cross-trained officers from other units within the department. Our patrol vessel is a 25-foot center console Boston Whaler. The majority of patrol time is during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Waterfront Crimes

The Intra-coastal waterways are some of Ponce Inlet's most hidden treasures and offer not only a picturesque view from afar, but many activities and recreation for all ages. The Marine Patrols primary responsibility is to ensure waterway safety. Other responsibilities include promoting boating safety, providing boating education, general law enforcement activities, prevention and investigation of waterfront crimes, emergency medical assistance, search and recovery, providing assistance as requested to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, special events and enforcement of the manatee safety zones.

Vessel Laws

If anyone would like to know more about vessel laws of the State of Florida, please visit the State's website. While visiting the website you can request a "How to Boat Smart" handbook, which also has a test that qualifies you for a lifetime boater's safety identification card.

Well Wishes

The Town of Ponce Inlet would like for each and everyone that wishes to use the waterways to have a fun, enjoyable but safe time!