Marine Unit

The Marine Unit is responsible for patrolling Long Island Sound and the waters in Fairfield include such hazards as Penfield Reef, Sunken Island and The Cows. To accomplish their assignment, the Marine Unit is seasonally staffed by 3 full time officers. The Marine Unit main office is located at South Benson Marina where the units two boats, a 33' Safe Boat and a 18' Boston Whaler are berthed. A Marine Unit Sub-Station was open in 2005 at the Ye Yacht Yard in Southport.

The Marine Unit is available to respond 24 hours a day. Contact the Fairfield Police Department at 203-254-4800.

Marine Unit officers respond to numerous types of calls on the water. They handle emergency calls such as boaters in distress, sinking vessels or vessel fires. They routinely search for missing boats or persons around the shoreline. Marine officers also enforce all State and Local boating laws and regulations as well as perform safety inspections of vessels within their area of responsibility. The officers work closely with the United States Coast Guard with Homeland Secuity measures and other local police marine units. 



Fairfield Police Department Police Boat #1 (PB1)

The 2011 33’ full cabin SAFE Boat, “Defender Class” is the safest, most dependable boat on the water. It’s equipped with the latest technology in side scan sonar, navigation, FLIR, and communication.


South Benson Marina Police Building

est. 2010


Marine Unit members

Marine Unit Officers
Officer Gregory Carroll
Officer James Wiltsie
Officer Keith Perham
Officer John McGrath

Marine Unit Radio Call Signs

Marine Unit Radio Call Signs
Vessel FPD Call Sign VHF Call Sign
33' Safe Boat PB-1 Fairfield Marine 1
19' Boston Whaler PB-2 Fairfield Marine 2
SEADOO 3 person Personal Watercraft PB-3 Fairfield Marine 3

Long Island Sound Tide and Current Information by CT DEP