Colorado River Station Acquires New Boat
In replacement of an unusable boat originally purchased in 2000, on Wednesday. October 24, 2018, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station took delivery of a new 2019 River Hawk – 20’ Paragon patrol boat, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s press release.
Personnel from the station conduct high-visibility river patrols and search and rescue operations along a 60 mile stretch of the Colorado River along the California/Arizona border, from Imperial County in the south, up to San Bernardino County in the North.
The state of the art 2019 River Hawk – 20’ Paragon patrol boat is made of aluminum to handle the rigors of the Colorado River with a front windshield for better visibility and equipment that will increase efficiency in conducting operations along the river such as computers to aid in the identification and background checks of individuals. LED lighting will aid in nighttime patrols and operations. It is also equipped with GPS/Sonar technology to aid in underwater search and rescue/recoveries.
The Colorado River Station is pleased to utilize this new boat to better serve the residents of Riverside County along the Colorado River. Anyone with questions regarding this boat is encouraged to contact Sergeant Pollitt at (760) 921-7900.