All children under the age of 13 must WEAR a United States Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device while underway on a recreational vessel under 21 feet in length on Maryland waters.
June 24 - Enjoy a morning (8am -11am) of fishing, food, and prizes at the Pond on Cottman Lane, off Route 13 in Somerset County. Open to kids ages 15 and under. Click here to register.
We are the lead law enforcement agency for maritime incidents on Maryland waterways that do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the United States Coast Guard.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is the enforcement arm of the
Department of Natural Resources (DNR), with statewide police authority
in all cases.
The mission of the men and women of our police force is to protect Maryland's residents and visitors on public lands and waterways. It also is charged with protecting fish and wildlife and leading search and rescue efforts. In addition, Natural Resources Police is the state's lead maritime homeland security agency.
With an authorized strength of 262 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and
volunteers, the Natural Resources Police carries out its mission by remaining faithful to its core values of courtesy, integrity, dedication and professionalism.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401