Comprised of two fully sworn law enforcement officers, the Brunswick Police Marine Division has two primary roles, administration/management and enforcement.
The Enforcement branch is responsible for all the Marine, Harbor, and environmental enforcement within the Town of Brunswick, enforcing local, state and federal laws pertaining to fisheries, recreational boating, and the environment. Through the enforcement branch we conduct sanitary surveys and collect water quality throughout the year to help ensure and monitor any pollution that may be entering Brunswick’s local waterways. We also provide search and rescue support to the United States Coast Guard, Maine Marine Patrol, and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
The Administrative Branch maintains and registers over 350 moorings along the 66 miles of Brunswick Coastline and is responsible for the implementation of the Town’s harbor management plan. We work closely with the Brunswick Marine Resource Committee, Maine Department of Marine Resources, Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the United States Food and Drug Administration to propagate, develop and manage nearly 500 acres of prime shellfish growing areas, ensuring that local shellfish harvesters properly develop and follow a sustainability plan. The town currently licenses 57 commercial harvesters and hundreds of recreational harvesters who harvest over two million dollars worth of shellfish on an annual basis.