Marine Unit

 

HUDSON ENFORCEMENT AND ASSISTANCE TEAM (H.E.A.T.)

 

The Greenburgh Police Department, in conjunction with the the Dobbs Ferry and Sleepy Hollow Police Departments, formed a Marine Unit in 2004. The unit is called the Hudson Enforcement and Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.) and is staffed by officers from all three departments. The team currently has eleven officers (5 Greenburgh, 5 Dobbs Ferry and 1 Sleepy Hollow) and will soon be adding officers from other departments within the Town of Greenburgh.

The H.E.A.T. team's mission is to provide a safe recreational environment on the waters of the Hudson River by enforcing the New York State Navigation and Conservation Laws, including speed enforcement, boat inspections, boating while intoxicated, etc. The team also provides emergency assistance to anyone in distress in and around the Hudson River including swimmers and boaters. The unit performs patrol duties on the Hudson River from May to October and has officers available "on-call" at all times for emergency activation when needed.

All members have completed Basic Marine Law Enforcement Training, water safety/rescue training and are attending other courses related to the operation of vessels and enforcement.

The team currently operates a 23' Zodiac center console boat (designated Marine 1) fully equipped with emergency lights/siren, scene lighting, Radar/GPS, sonar, emergency radio beacon equipment and water rescue gear. There is also a 14' Zodiac boat (Marine 2) available to supplement Marine 1, a three person Waverunner (Marine 3) and a Ford Expedition for use by the team.

To obtain emergency assistance from the H.E.A.T. unit, call (914) 693-5500 or use Channel 16 on the marine radio and ask for the "Police HEAT Team".

HAVE A SAFE BOATING SEASON

 

 

 

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