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The Baltimore County Police Department invites boaters and non-boaters alike to the 4th Annual Sergeant Marvin T. Haw IV Boating Safety Day on Saturday, June 1. The event begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m., and will be held at Wilson Point Park, 950 Beech Drive, Middle River 21220.

The theme is “Sober Boater, Safe Boater” which simply put means don’t operate a boat and drink. Driving drunk on the water is every bit as dangerous as driving drunk on the roads and highways. Drunk boaters face some of the same penalties as those who are pulled over for drunk driving. For instance, if you are found to be Operating While Intoxicated, you could face one or more citations. Operating a boat and drinking to excess puts others at risk. If you must drink, have a qualified designated operator who has a boating permit. One more safety tip, always wear your flotation device while boating.

There will be lots of activities for everyone including the Marine Unit’s boat displays, free boating safety checks by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, as well as CPR demonstrations. Other activities include a silent auction, free paddle boarding, the Cuddle Shuttle courtesy of the Baltimore County Animal Shelter, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will present Scales and Tales. The Baltimore County Fire Department will demonstrate how they handle boat fires while on the water.

If you are hungry, you can choose snacks from a host of food trucks such as Kona Ice, Triple J Foods, Baltimore Crab Cake and Tasty Maryland. There is something for everyone’s taste.

Celebrate boating season with us on June 1. And remember don’t operate your boat while drinking and wear your flotation device.

The 3rd Annual Sergeant Marvin T. Haw IV Boating Safety Day is set for Saturday, June 2 at Wilson Point Park, 950 Beech Drive, Middle River 21220. The event is sponsored by the Baltimore County Police Marine Unit, the Essex Precinct, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, the United States Coast Guard and other agencies.

Families, boaters and non-boaters are invited to the event that begins at 11 a.m. and finishes at 4 p.m.

While the “Sober Boater, Safe Boater” theme focuses on the dangers of mixing alcohol and operating a boat, we encourage everyone to think about safety in all aspects of boating. That includes wearing flotation devices while on the water.

Visitors are encouraged to participate in water safety demonstrations, enjoy food from local vendors and meet with local marine businesses. There will be prizes and an opportunity to participate in the MR SUP (Middle River Stand Up Paddle) Family Fun Paddle.

Visit the Boating Safety Day Facebook page to learn more.

Join us. It’s time to go boating!

The next edition of “Police Report,” the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through August.

The opening segment focuses on boating safely and legally in Baltimore County waters. Sergeant Robert Bouder, of the department’s Marine Team, discusses what you should do if stopped by a police marine officer, as well as boating education, safety equipment, possible dangers on the water, and other valuable information for operating a vessel on the waterways.

The topic of the second segment is crime prevention and safety during the warm weather months. Sergeant Robert Harpster, of the Wilkens Precinct Community Outreach Team, provides tips that should be used to prevent your family from becoming a victim of crime during the vacation and summer season.

The program airs every day on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

Revised June 27, 2017