Four Plymouth Police Officers have received maritime law enforcement training and are currently assigned to crew the department’s patrol boat. These officers liaise with such agencies as the Plymouth Harbor-master’s Office, the US Coast Guard, and the Massachusetts Environmental Police. Their duties include boating safety enforcement, boating under the influence (“BUI”) interdiction patrols and maritime security for the Plymouth Nuclear Power Plant.
Through the efforts of Chief Botieri, the Plymouth Police Department was able to obtain a state-of-the-art “Safe Boat” which is becoming the standard for federal, state, and now local law enforcement upon the water nationwide.
The Plymouth Police Department’s Safe Boat is named Marine One. It is fast, highly maneuverable, unsinkable, and is equipped with the latest hi-tech electronics and devices to help marine unit officers perform their sworn duties. In addition to redundant police and marine radio systems, Marine One has “FLIR” (an acronym Forward Looking Infrared Radar) capable of seeing through fog and total darkness and and Interphase Forward Looking Sonar to aid in underwater searches.