Ready for day or night operations, S300 has been configured for operations in all conditions, year round. Docked in Falmouth, S300 works closely with a number of agencies including Homeland Security and the US Coast Guard as well as our local town Police, Fire and Marine agencies.
The Barnstable County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit is comprised of Deputies and Officers from Upper Cape Cod Public Safety Agencies and utizes 31' SAFE Boat Full Cabin Defender. The primary mission of the unit is to provide a quick response resource for the public transportation companies operating Ferry Service to the Islands from the Cape. Members of the Marine Special Response Team (MSRT) and Boat Assault Team (BAT) receive specialized training in boarding ships at sea while underway in addition to their standard SWAT Training. The unit regularly patrols the waters of Nantucket and Vineyard Sound while remaining available for deployment anywhere within the County.
Barnstable County Sheriff's Office, 6000 Sheriff's Place, Bourne, MA 02532
The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is responsible for the operations of S300, our 31’ SAFE Boat Patrol Boat which was acquired through a federal grant in 2016.
The BCSO Marine Unit, in collaboration with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, provides another level of security for the waters off our Cape Cod coastline. With a complete communications package and up-to-date marine electronics, S300 is capable of meeting the most demanding mission requirements of a boat of her size and capacity. Dual 300 HP 4-Stroke Yamaha engines ensure reliable operation and provide rapid response capability. At the crew’s disposal are dual 12” multi-function displays for navigational, radar, sidevision sonar, downvision sonar, FLIR thermal infra-red, lowlight/daylight video, Encrypted AIS/Blue Force Tracker, and engine information. S300 is also equipped to detect radiological and nuclear material being surreptitiously transported aboard potentially hostile boats. The Thermo Scientific™ FHT1377 GN-2 Packeye is the latest in radiation detection equipment for effectively addressing the problems of orphaned sources, radiation detection and sources for malicious intent.