Road Patrol Vehicles
The Port Clinton Harbor Patrol Unit's mission is the safety of persons and property to all of the Citizens
of Port Clinton within the City's Jurisdiction and the boating community.
The Harbor Patrol Unit consists of (18) Certified Marine patrol Officers and (2) Marine Patrol Vessels. The
first is (PB1) Patrol Boat 1, a Mission Marine 288 25' Catamaran, powered by twin outboard 250HP
engines. The second (PB2) Patrol Boat 2 is a Brunswick 25' Inflatable center console, powered by twin
outboard 150HP engines.
The Harbor patrol Unit has two duties, specifically the first yearly grant issued by the Ohio Division of
Watercraft for the Marine Patrol Operations, which assists the Marine Unit in the patrol operations during
the boating season. Jurisdictions for the ODNR patrols start from the Portage River at the Jackknife
(railroad Lift Bridge) out to Lake Erie 2 miles out and to the east and west City limits. Officers conduct
Marine Patrols, Enforcing City Ordinances and Ohio Watercraft laws, conducts boat inspections,
respond to all water related emergencies and rescues, conducts security during water events such as
the Poker Runs, Regatta's, Memorial services, Fireworks events, etc.
The second duty is on a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security & Ohio
Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security. During these duties, Officers conduct
Marine Patrols within the Ottawa County Jurisdiction, and patrols along the United States & Canadian
borders from the Erie to Lucas County lines, and near the Lake Erie Islands. During these patrols, Marine
Officers patrol the border for vessels crossing into the United States from Canada. Officers work hand in
hand with Federal, State, County & Local Marine Patrol Agencies in border crossings, and any type of
illegal transport over the border for persons, drugs, weapons, etc.
Area's such as the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant, Ferry Terminals, State Parks, Marina's and other
area within the Ottawa County jurisdiction are patrolled by our Harbor patrol Unit. While on patrols at the
border, Officers respond to emergency calls, rescues, and any other type of assistance we are requested
to respond to under a mutual aid agreement.
On the behalf of the City of Port Clinton, Police Chief Robert J. Hickman, we welcome all of you to the
City of Port Clinton, Ohio. Our job is "Your Safety" on the water. If there is anything we can do to assist
you with, please feel free to contact our Department.
Marine Patrol Coordinator Ptl. Ellis A. Fuiava: