Police begin monitoring waters

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Port Isabel police officer Norman Esquivel and Sgt. Ray Brandriff patrol the Fingers in Port Isabel Friday morning. (Staff photo by Cole Avery)

Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS

Residents of the Fingers have seen something new circling the waters around their docks lately: the Port Isabel Police Department.

For about a month and half, the department’s new Marine Safety Enforcement Squad has policed the waters around the city in what police said are efforts to promote safety.

“I’m excited about the boat. I think it will serve a good purpose,” said Police Chief Wally Gonzalez.

The 20 foot, four inch boat was bought using forfeiture funds and features all the standard features of police vehicle including a radio, lights, an intercom and a siren.

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