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Quogue PD Gets New Patrol Boat

The new boat replaces a 15-year-old vessel.

The  received a new, $150,000 patrol boat, compliments of the New York State Office of Parks and Recreation on Saturday during the annual open house.

According to Quogue Lt. Christopher Isola, the new boat replaces Quogue's 15-year-old vessel, which was outdated. 

"We got our money's worth out of our original boat," said Isola.

The new boat, which was garnered through a grant, said Isola, is outfitted especially for police use, unlike the department's previous boat, which was a pleasure boat that was converted for patrol use. 

Isola says the new boat will be used several times a week for patrolling area waters and will also be used for search and rescue when necessary.

"We will be looking for unregistered boats, local code violations and stolen vessels, said Isola, who says the department will especially be patrolling the Quogue Canal, where Isola said things can get crazy in the summer. 

Isola said Quogue Police also coordinates with the Department of Homeland Security and other marine law enforcement units in the East End. 

Also receiving a new patrol boat on Saturday was the Town of Southampton.

Ralebird July 10, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Quogue doesn't need a police boat. Taxpayers all over New York state don't need to pay for a boat for Quogue.

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