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An operator must stop his or her vessel when signaled to do so by an officer wearing an identifying insignia or by a law enforcement vessel sounding a siren or flashing a blue light. It is illegal to fail to stop or to try to elude the officer.

  • On Vermont waters, a law enforcement officer may legally:
    • Inspect the documentation for your vessel.
    • Check the vessel operator’s licenses and permits.
    • Conduct a safety inspection to make sure the required equipment is on board.
  • Under Vermont law, a law enforcement officer also may:
    • Arrest anyone violating a Vermont boating law.
    • Direct, control, and regulate vessel traffic.
    • Make reasonable orders to enforce the law.