The purpose of the Marine Unit is to ensure and promote water safety on the rivers and lakes of the city of Port Huron. The department of public safety boat is a dual purpose boat assigned to the Fire and Police department. The boat may be utilized for special events, maritime law enforcement, rescue operations and assisting boaters in distress. The unit will be available to assist in special operations such as the detective bureau, special response team, NET unit or other agencies upon request.
The unit consists of four officers and a supervisor who have received specialized training in watercraft operation and marine law and rescue.