Natural Resources Police

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7:33 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Man Struck by Boat Propeller in OC Accident

Ocean City
Credit ococean.gov

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Natural Resources Police say a man was severely injured when he was struck by a boat's propeller in Ocean City.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that it happened about 5 p.m. Monday in Isle of Wight Bay. Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candus Thomson says several friends were on a rented 22-foot pontoon boat.

Thomson says 26-year-old John Scott Hauf of Sykesville jumped off the bow of the boat and was hit by the propeller, suffering severe cuts to his shoulders, neck and head.

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9:29 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Week

Credit nws.noaa.gov

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Natural Resources Police have come up with a highly visible way of promoting boater safety.

The agency has declared Friday "Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day." Officers are urging people to join them in wearing personal flotation devices in the workplace.

Superintendent George Johnson says any fear of a fashion failure should be outweighed by the prospect of preventing even one fatality on Maryland waterways.

This is the second year of the promotion. It's a kickoff for National Safe Boating Week, which begins Saturday.

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8:31 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Poachers Beware on the Chesapeake Bay

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is clamping down on poaching in the Chesapeake Bay with radar and more cameras.

Later this year the maritime Law Enforcement Information Network is set to go online with 24/7 surveillance of areas in the Chesapeake Bay.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that more than a year ago there were efforts to put GPS units on all boats.

But that was turned down by the US Supreme Court on a 5-to-4 vote ruling that it was a violation of the Constitution and would require a warrant or a judge’s consent.

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8:28 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Legislation to Boost Ranks of Natural Resources Police

 

            State Senator Rich Colburn wants to double the number of Natural Resources Police patrolling Maryland’s waterways.

            The Eastern Shore Republican told the Salisbury Daily Times…that there are not enough police officers to enforce the laws.

            While the state Department of Management and Budget calls the proposal well intended, it says, any such increase in staffing would impact other parts of the state budget.

            Colburn says that DNR would only get the additional personnel if the money was available.

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