Coastal patrol services cover many factors such as ensuring that people are following the rules and regulations, and also that they are having fun responsibly at the beach. However, the responsibilities are too many for a single agency to handle by itself. Therefore, many governments have come up with multiple agencies to handle various responsibilities. Here are some of the conventional agencies into which coastal patrol services have been divided.
Usually, the federal agencies are made up of a country’s defence forces and its navy. The agency is responsible for guarding a country’s borders on the water and also handling issues such as piracy and maritime terrorism. Regulations on fishing and the use of natural resources in the water are also made and enforced by the federal agencies. Professionals in the agency handle matters concerning national security and safeguarding the cleanliness of the sea. Now and then, the agency might propose plans aiming to reduce water pollution.
Community agencies are mostly made up of volunteers who want to participate in coastal patrol. Before the volunteers become qualified coastal guards, they must first undergo rigorous and thorough training. In training, guards are taught how to use various types of equipment and also how to successfully rescue someone in trouble. Volunteers should be in good health, be fit and also be willing to show up on time. Vigilant guards are required so that the safety of citizens coming to have a good time can be ensured.
The state agencies are an in-between agency performing the duties of both the federal and community agencies. The professionals in this sector are mostly referred to as the water police, and they enforce the laws made by the federal agency. They are also responsible for the safety of both the country from external threats through the waterways and the people having fun at the beach.