Local Interest
1:44 am
Thu July 13, 2006

Pender County Sheriffs Get Jet Ski

Wilmington, NC – The Pender County Sheriff's Department has landed a water patrol vessel on loan to boost patrols on county waterways.


For the next four months deputies will be able to pull out the Jet Ski for law enforcement during busy weekends.


Major Keith Hinkle with the Pender County Sheriff's Department says the department usually turns to coastal law enforcement and Pender County Rescue squads during emergencies and sometimes on deputies' grab their own boats.


The Jet Ski for the Pender County Sheriff's department was secured by Congressman Mike McIntyre from a program that has place 15,000 such vessels with local law enforcement across the country.