The Marine Unit was created by Sheriff Entrekin in 2008 to provide law enforcement services to the waterways of Etowah County. The unit patrols more than 50 miles of navigable waterways, including the Coosa River, as well as enforcing the Alabama Water Safety Act.
Utilizing a response patrol boat the unit responds to boating accidents, missing boaters, drowning investigations, and search and recovery operations.
The Marine Unit also uses a MK2S vessel to pull trees and large debris from the river. The boat is used to better Etowah County by maintaining the Coosa shoreline, dive team operations and special events such as Renew Our Rivers. This vessel is not used for regular patrol functions.
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