The Police in Kent, England obviously don't have enough anti social behaviour on land so they have moved into the coastal waters to find some more.


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Jetski havin' you... British police take to the high seas
August 10, 2006

Any British criminals seeking to escape the long arm of the law by conducting shady business offshore were officially put on notice: the police have got a jetski, and they're coming to get you.

Any British criminals seeking to escape the long arm of the law by conducting shady business offshore were officially put on notice: the police have got a jetski, and they're coming to get you.

One police officer can drive the motor, while another gathers evidence. It's more a case of "bobbing on the beat" than the traditional British "bobby on the beat" policeman walking around the streets.

Kent Police are to take to the high seas from this weekend to keep a look-out for wrongdoing along the lengthy coastline of England's most's southeasterly county.

The force said it was often called out to deal with craft breaking speed limits, miscreants leaping off seaside resort piers and arson at beach huts.

Chief Inspector Mark Harrison said: "We will be working to stop nuisance behaviour and we'll be looking for stolen craft, enforcing bylaws when required, but also be on hand to offer safety advice."

The jetski comes decked out in Kent Police livery.




http://www.kent.police.uk/News/Lates...%20safety.html

‘Jet ski cops’ enforce law as part of drive to promote water safety
Nuisance behaviour targeted Officers in Kent Police’s marine unit are to start using a two seat jet ski to enforce the law and promote water safety and security around the county’s coastline.

The jet ski will begin patrolling the waters from this weekend.

Clampdown on anti-social behaviour
Officers are taking to the water to tackle anti-social behaviour at the seaside and on the county’s rivers. They have the powers to issue £80 penalty notices for disorder when people are behaving in a way that is likely to cause alarm, harassment or distress. Repeated offenders could be issued with an ASBO.

Others could find themselves appearing in court for more serious offences.

Don't ruin other people's fun
Every year police are called to deal with problems including:

cases of arson at beach huts
binge drinking
pier jumping
off-road motor vehicles
craft breaking speed limits and other restrictions
jet skis used in areas of water set aside for bathers
jet ski users encroaching on protected areas used by wildlife
Chief Inspector Mark Harrison: "We want people to enjoy themselves at the seaside or on the water. But for the minority who ruin other people’s fun or ignore restrictions we are more than equipped to deal with you."

Last summer, Kent’s marine team worked to educate water users on safety. This year officers are planning more law enforcement.

Joint working
Kent Police works with a total of 40 agencies as part of the Kent Coastal Network established by Kent County Council.

In addition to enforcing the law, officers will be checking power craft to ensure they are safe and have not been stolen.

The marine team is also offering water users the option of having their craft’s details recorded by police as a security measure. They’ll then receive a tamperproof sticker warning potential thieves that their craft has been logged and photographed.


Posted on: 10 August 2006