The NYPD Harbor Unit SCUBA Team is responsible for protecting one of the world’s most populated, most visited, and most targeted islands – New York City. Since 9/11, port security has become an even more critical concern, especially in cities as globally connected as NYC. Today, counterterrorism duties account for about 50 percent of the NYPD Harbor Unit’s work. Whether conducting routine hull sweeps, checking suspicious vessels for criminal activity, locating and recovering evidence, rescuing distressed boaters, or monitoring underwater infrastructure, the NYPD Harbor Unit represents a crucial part of the city’s law enforcement efforts.
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