BOATER SAFETY COURSE SCHEDULED

SAVANNAH, GA. (March 24, 2014): The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on Saturday, April 19.

The course is free and is required of boaters of certain ages to operate certain vessels.

On July 1, 2014, a new Mandatory Education Law goes into effect, requiring anyone born after Jan. 1, 1998, to have successfully completed a Georgia DNR approved boater education course to operate a powerboat in the State of Georgia,

To register for this course please contact the SCMPD Savannah Mall Training Center at (912) 921-5450. For more information, contact Georgia DNR at (912) 264-7237 or the SCMPD Marine Patrol at (912) 353-1004. The class is limited to 30 participates.

Class begins at 9 a.m. at the SCMPD training facility in the Savannah Mall (on the second floor next to Dillard’s) and completes at 4 p.m. with a lunch break.

This class will not be offered again until Saturday, May 17, 2014.

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