Fairfield Marine Unit



The Marine Unit is responsible for patrolling Long Island Sound and the waters in Fairfield include such hazards as Penfield Reef, Sunken Island and The Cows. To accomplish their assignment, the Marine Unit is seasonally staffed by 3 full time officers. The Marine Unit main office is located at South Benson Marina where the units two boats, a 27' Boston Whaler and a 18' Boston Whaler are berthed. A Marine Unit Sub-Station is due to open in 2005 at the Ye Yacht Yard in Southport. The Marine Unit is available to respond 24 hours a day. Contact the Fairfield Police Department at 203-254-4800.

Marine unit officer respond to numerous types of calls on the water. They handle emergency calls such as boaters in distress, sinking vessels or vessel fires. They routinely search for missing boats or persons around the shoreline. Marine officers also enforce all State and Local boating laws and regulations as well as perform safety inspections of vessels within their area of responsibility.

The Fairfield Police Department Marine Unit works closely with the United States Coast Guard and other local police marine units. Recently we have been requested to assist the U.S. Coast Guard with homeland security measures.

If you have any boating questions feel free to stop by the Fairfield Police Marine Unit office located in the South Benson Marina, Fairfield.




Fairfield Police Department Police Boat #1 (PB1)

Marine Unit members

Marine Unit Officers
Officer Gregory Carroll
Officer Grant Dalling
Officer James Wiltsie

Marine Unit Radio Call Signs

Marine Unit Radio Call Signs
Vessel FPD Call Sign VHF Call Sign
27' Boston Whaler PB-1 Fairfield Marine 1
19' Boston Whaler PB-2 Fairfield Marine 2
SEADOO 3 person Personal Watercraft PB-3 Fairfield Marine 3

Long Island Sound Tide and Current Information by CT DEP

Marine Unit Pictures
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