Memorial Day Weekend is the start of the leisure boating season in Fairfax County. With 100 miles of coastline, the Fairfax County Police department has a Marine Patrol Unit on duty 7 days a week from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. Ensuring public safety, educating the public about safe boating and enforcing boating regulations are the primary tasks of the unit.

I spent a shift on one of the two boats of the MPU on May 26. Here's a link to the story I wrote for The Connection Newspapers. Enjoy these extra photos from the trip.