The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course June 20.
The course is free and is required of boaters of certain ages to operate certain vessels. DNR requires a Social Security number to register and participants must be at least 12 years old.
On July 1, 2014, the mandatory education law went into effect, requiring anyone born after Jan. 1, 1998, to have successfully completed a Georgia DNR approved boater education course to operate a powerboat in the state.
To sign-up for this course contact the SCMPD Savannah Mall Training Center at (912) 921-5450. For more information, contact Georgia DNR at (912) 264-7237 or the SCMPD Marine Patrol at (912) 353-1004. The class is limited to 30 participates.
Class begins at 9 a.m. at the SCMPD training facility in the Savannah Mall (on the second floor next to Dillard’s) with a lunch break and completes at 4 p.m.