Indiana receives $1.2 million for lake and river security

Published 12 October 2006

Money will be used to purchase powerboats, the trucks to tow them, thermo-imaging devices, and side-scanning sonar units

Attention maritime dealers: The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division has received more than $1.2 million in U.S. Department of Homeland Security funding, roughly $285,000 of which is earmarked to purchase four twenty-seven foot enclosed cabin powerboats and the trucks needed to tow them. One will be docked at Burns Harbor for patrolling Lake Michigan, while the others will operate along Indiana’s 350 miles of Ohio River shoreline. “The grant also will fund thermo-imaging devices and side-scan sonar units for the boats,” NWITimes reported.

-read more in this NWITimes report