Come on out and join us to have your boat inspected
On Sunday, May 1st, 2022 from 10 am until 2 pm, the LaSalle Police Service will be hosting a vessel safety inspection clinic at the Riverdance parking lot (Gil Maure Park near the boat ramp) and in the Town of LaSalle public marina slips.
LaSalle Police Service will be partnering with LaSalle Fire Service, Windsor Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police Service, Canada Border Services Agency, Canadian Coast Guard, The Port Authority of Windsor, and Windsor-Essex County Crime Stoppers during this event.
The Detroit River, Lake Erie, and Lake St. Clair area have one of the largest numbers of registered watercraft in North America. Because of the overwhelming interest in boating in our region, these partners have come together to provide a vessel safety inspection clinic, free of charge, to assist boaters in a safe start to the season.
The purpose of this clinic is to ensure that every vessel has the required and necessary safety equipment onboard and that it is in good working order. There’s always something that you may have missed and it is a great idea to have it checked out by a trained professional before heading out on the water. A good way to check for yourself is to refer to the Safe Boating Guide
Our goal is to ensure all vessels are safe and boaters are well educated for the boating season as well as answer questions and inform the public of any changes to the laws on the local waterways. An ounce of prevention is worth it if it would save a single life out on the water. Stickers will be provided and may be attached to the windshield of a boat after receiving a passing inspection.
There will be activities such as learning how to properly tie your vessel to different types of moorings, buoyant heaving line throwing instruction, and impairment goggle bean bag toss which simulates the effects of alcohol impairment on judgment.
Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:
519-969-5210 ext 2031
Senior Constable Terry Seguin
Community Liaison Officer
LaSalle Police Service