The City of Boca Raton Police Services Department has a dedicated
Marine Unit, which patrols the waters of the City of Boca Raton, and
enforces Local, State and Federal ordinances, regulations and laws. This
Unit has boats and jet skis for patrolling all waterways, no matter how
small or shallow. Because Boca Raton is a coastal community surrounded
by water, the Police Services Department also has a very highly trained
and capable Professional Dive Team, which can respond to incidents
Palm Beach Sheriff's Department
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department has a Marine Unit which also
patrols the waterways of the City of Boca Raton and all of Palm Beach
County. Please visit their website for more information.
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission formally known as
the Florida Marine Patrol also provides approximately 20 officers to
Palm Beach County. These officers are assigned to Marine and Land duties
but patrols in Boca Raton from time to time. Please visit their website for more information. This
agency is responsible for setting Boating Safety Zones which is set by
the Law Enforcement Division and Manatee Protection Zones which is set
by the Endangered Species Division
Coast Guard Patrols
The United States Coast Guard provides patrols through the area from time to time. The local agencies coordinate search and rescue, drug enforcement, and security efforts with U.S.C.G. Their resources include small to large boats, helicopters, jets and other aircraft. Please visit their website for more information.
Unnecessary Bridge Openings
The City of Boca Raton drawbridges compete with motorized vehicular traffic. This issue has created a need for all boaters to become familiar with their clearance requirements and to remember when approaching a bridge to lower all non-fixed appendages such as outriggers, antennas, canopies, etc.