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Marine law enforcement officers within the bureau:
a. Shall have the powers of police officers as the superintendent may prescribe;
b. Shall enforce the laws of this State on the waters of the State and the land areas contiguous thereto;
c. Shall perform related law enforcement duties throughout the State as the superintendent may prescribe;
d. Shall have the power to stop and board a vessel in the waters of the State to determine whether the vessel complies with State and federal boating safety laws and shall have the power to order a vessel that does not comply with these laws to return immediately to shore; and
e. Shall have the power, in accordance with applicable State and federal laws, rules and regulations, to take appropriate action as authorized by the United States Coast Guard to assist the United States Coast Guard in the enforcement of any safety and security zone established by the United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the Port of New York and New Jersey or the Port of Philadelphia.
Nothing in this section shall limit the law enforcement authority of a member of the State Police assigned to the bureau by the superintendent, unless the superintendent shall so prescribe.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Jersey Statutes Title 53. State Police 53 § 1-11.14 - last updated February 19, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nj/title-53-state-police/nj-st-sect-53-1-11-14/
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