Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond is extremely proud of the Marine Patrol Division. The Marine Patrol Division consists of two patrol boats that were acquired through grants from the Department of Homeland Security. The Division is staffed full time and all personnel assigned to this division must receive a yearly recertification by the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency to make sure they are knowledgeable on all applicable laws, updates, and procedures. All specialized training is handled in-house by the HCSO.
The Marine Patrol Division is ready to respond to any of the ten (10) Homeland Security Counties when requested. The division also works hand in hand with the TWRA by patrolling the water ways during holiday weekends and also responds to emergency calls for assistance from surrounding counties. You will also see the members of the Marine Patrol Division assisting with boat traffic at the yearly River Bend Festival as well as many other events held on the Tennessee River such as the Head of the Hooch rowing regatta. The Marine Patrol Division also actively supports the HCSO Dive Team and their functions as needed.
6233 Dayton Boulevard
Chattanooga, TN 37343
Phone: (423) 209-8900
Fax: (423) 209-8996