News and Press


All News


More Tweets

Permits/Licenses
Boating/Fishing/Hunting
Freshwater Wetlands
ISDS/OWTS (Septic) Systems Permits
ISDS/OWTS (Septic) Licenses
All Other Water Permits
Underground Storage Tanks
Aboveground Storage Tank Registration
Stormwater Permitting Info
Air Pollution Control Preconstruction Permits
Air Pollution Control Operating Permits
Permitted Waste Transporters
Online Services
Boat Registration Renewal
OWTS Permit Search (After 1990)
OWTS Permit Search (Before 1990)
Wetlands Permit Search
Recreational Freshwater Fishing Licenses
Recreational Saltwater Fishing Licenses
Marine Fisheries License Renewals
UST Registration Renewal
Agriculture Product Permit Renewals
HW Transporter Permit Renewals
Medical Waste Generator Registration
Other Resources
Permit Application Center
Application Forms

Marine Unit

Division of Law Enforcement Marine UnitThe Marine Unit is divided into two units: Marine East and Marine West. Officers assigned to the Marine East unit cover territory from Greenwich Bay north and over to the East Bay. Officers assigned to Marine West cover territory south of Greenwich Bay, including Jamestown.

Each unit is lead by a Lieutenant and a Sergeant. Marine officer duties include enforcing both recreational and commercial fishing, shellfishing, and lobster laws and regulations. They are responsible for patrolling the fishing ports along Rhode Island's coast, including Pt. Judith, which is one of the largest ports in the Northeast. Officers spend a great deal of patrol time afloat.

The Division of Enforcement is the lead agency in the state to enforce boating safety and to investigate recreational boat accidents. Marine officers also conduct water-based search and rescues and respond to marine animal complaints.

Marine officers provide security for Marine Safety Zones as well as for emergency closures for fishing and shellfishing. Marine officers also conduct state beach and coastal park patrols. Marine officers are assigned to teach boating safety courses. They also visit schools and attend scout meetings, fairs, and events to promote boating safety and environmental conservation.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

Contact Law Enforcement
Dean Hoxsie, Chief
235 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908-5767
Phone: (401) 222-2284
Fax: (401) 222-6823
Report Violations: 401-222-3070