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Law Enforcement Officer Request to Stop and Comply in Virginia

Law Enforcement Officer Request to Stop and Comply

Consevation Police Officers employed by VDGIF are primarily tasked with enforcing the boating laws. These officers have full police powers and have the right to lawfully stop and board your boat at any time to check for proper registration and required safety equipment. 

Enforcement officers have the authority to stop and board your boat and direct it to a suitable pier or anchorage in order to check for compliance with state and federal laws.

It is illegal to refuse to follow the directive of a person with law enforcement authority.

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