The Rockland County Sheriff’s Office in New York had added a 31-foot patrol boat from Lake Assault Boats to its marine unit fleet.
Manufactured from marine-grade aluminum, the boat features a modified V hull design and an 11-foot beam. It is powered by dual Mercury Verado 300-hp engines with digital throttle, shift, and power steering. The fully-enclosed pilothouse is equipped with weather-tight doors, overhead spotter windows, shock mitigating seats, cuddy bench seats, a workstation, and a 15,000-BTU rooftop air conditioner.
The boat’s sophisticated electronics include radar, side scan sonar, VHF radio, forward looking infrared, and a 14.1-inch sunlight-viewable touchscreen display.
The Rockland County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit provides enforcement, safety, ecological, and rescue services. The boat is used to patrol a 33-mile section of the Hudson River, as well as joint operations exercises with the U.S. Coast Guard. The craft also carries mobile radiation monitoring equipment to measure and locate any possible sources of radiation along the waterway.