Protecting Paradise, by Katie Purcell

Katie Purcell
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“Protecting Paradise” provides a glimpse into the world of an FWC officer. Finding lost hikers, checking boaters for safety gear and teaching children about fishing and hunting are just some of the contributions they make.

This column is written by Katie Purcell, Division of Law Enforcement Community Relations Coordinator. It features different topics to help communicate with the public and foster the shared passion and teamwork that are vital to protecting Florida’s people and beautiful natural resources for years to come.

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FWC Facts:
A law enforcement officer may stop any vessel to check for compliance with boating safety equipment requirements.

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