The Town of Hamburg Police Marine Unit is responsible for marine law enforcement and boating accident investigation and management. Members of the unit have attended the NYS Safe Boating Course and are trained in Marine Law Enforcement and Underwater Death Investigation. The Town of Hamburg has 10 miles of shoreline bordering Canadian waters.
The unit utilizes a 20-foot patrol boat that was transferred from New York State Parks Police and refurbished. In May of 2007 the Town of Hamburg Police Department entered into an agreement with a local business and acquired 2 Personal Watercraft which are replaced annually at no cost to the Town. The unit is also a member of A.L.E.R.T. (Advanced Local Emergency Rescue Teams) and on call to respond to any waterborne emergency when requested by any of the several marine units in Western New York and Canada.
Our primary concern is the safety of the residents in and along the Town of Hamburg.