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Enforcement Special Operations vessel

New Jersey State Police officers and all other peace officers enforce the boating laws of New Jersey. USCG officers also patrol and have enforcement authority on federally controlled waters.

  • Officers have the authority to stop and board your vessel in order to check for compliance with state and federal laws.
  • It is illegal to refuse to follow the directive of a person with law enforcement authority. An operator who has received a visual or audible signal from a law enforcement officer must bring his or her vessel to a stop.