A new patrol boat was introduced to Putnam County last week.
Commissioner Rose Harvey of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Sheriff Don Smith held the launching of a new patrol boat on the Hudson River last Thursday, bolstering the county’s effort to keep boaters safe.
State Park officials, law enforcement officers from several agencies, boat club members and other local residents watched as Harvey and Smith went aboard the 2013 24-foot Boston Whaler Enforcer. Patrol boats and crews from the State Park Police, Environmental Conservation Police and Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, and Putnam Counties were also in attendance.
Harvey and Smith traded gratitude during their remarks, according to a press release. Smith thanked Harvey for providing the boat, which would be critical in keeping residents on the water safe while Harvey thanked the members of several marine law enforcement units for the work they do each day.
The new boat is replacing another vessel that the State Parks previously provided the sheriff’s office. The new boat is being furnished by the state for the sheriff’s office to use under an intergovernmental agreement.