There is little doubt the lake is getting busier by the year. With telecommuting becoming a much more common trend in our region, boating on our lake this summer has only grown. The Village of Greenwood Lake has an incredibly dedicated marine navigation (“Boat Police”) unit and they’ve been very busy this year. Not only is our Village Police Department responsible for patrolling the town of Warwick portion of the lake, we will also respond to emergencies in the New Jersey portion of the lake as well. Our main priority on the lake is boater safety.
Our navigation unit spends countless hours every day stopping boaters and checking for necessary safety equipment, answering questions about the lake and offering general safety guidelines for local boaters. However, this alone is not enough. It is incumbent upon boaters themselves to be knowledgeable about boating, their watercrafts as well as the waters where they travel.
To that end, the Village of Greenwood Lake, through our Police Department, runs several boater safety courses throughout the year. We strongly encourage everyone who operates a boat to take one of these invaluable courses. The next course is being held on Wed., Sept. 23 and Thurs., Sept. 24 from 6 to 10 p.m. each night. The course will be given in the GWL Courthouse at 16 Church St. The fee is $45. Because of limited seating, you must reserve your place in advance by calling 477-9211.