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Old 06-19-2009, 01:31 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by winnipesaukeenh View Post
That is actually pretty far from the truth...as I know many MPO's. First off, many Marine Patrol Officer's are part time or full time police officer's at other law enforcement agencies. Secondly, Marine Patrol Officer's are sworn police officer's here in the state of New Hampshire. They go through the police academy just like any other law enforcement officer. Just wanted to clear that up for you.
Well I got a ticket from a young MPO back in 2003, who claims he just graduate from NH Police Academy. The reason he brought that up is he looks awfully young to be an officer. He gave me a ticket for anchoring without my running lights on! (port,starboard lights). I argued that the anchor light (white light) is all I need and he insist he knows the law, even though he has never been on a boat or gone boating before he joined the marine patrol. I ask him if he had taken the USCG boating course or the NH safety boater's course and his reply was. 'NHMP gives all MPO's a course'.
A call to his CO in Glendale took care of the ticket. I heard he quit law enforcement after his stint with the the MP.
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