May 26, 2012
Fairfax County Marine Patrol Unit Officer PFC Matthew Grubb remains vigilant, looking for proper safety equipment and boating operation. “Our mission is safety, education, and enforcement,” said Grubb, a 10-year veteran of the FCPD and one of the full time Marine Patrol Officers. Routine operations of the Marine Patrol Unit include safety inspections of boats, spotting and addressing safety violations of boaters, checking boat registrations, BUI (boating under the influence) checkpoints, wake-enforcement — ensuring that boats are not speeding in no-wake zones, providing emergency response and assistance and coordinating with other emergency services on the water, and facilitating safety during high-use periods on holidays. In addition, the unit operates with the Fairfax County Dive Team.