CLA Marine Patrol

                                                                 CLA Marine Patrol

The CLA Marine Patrol has been providing public safety on Candlewood Lake since 1972.  Our officers operate under the direct supervision of the CT DEEP EnCon Police to provide public safety services and enforce the applicable laws on Candlewood Lake. 

Marine Patrol Officers are Candlewood Lake’s first responders for all emergency calls. We also partner with the five surrounding towns for emergency services. We collaborate with the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) to follow and enforce both US Coast Guard boating law and conservation law. Together, we want everyone to have a fun and safe experience on the Lake by boating responsibly.

The Candlewood Lake Authority Marine Patrol operates under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police.  The Patrol Officers of the Candlewood Lake Authority Marine Patrol consist of both current and former area Police Officers as well as trained professionals serving as Patrol Officers.  All CLA Marine Patrol Officers are trained by the CT DEEP EnCon Police.

The CLA Marine Patrol operates using several vessels including PWCs, which allow our officers to get into shallow locations and congested areas that our larger vessels are less-suited for.  We operate throughout the boating season both during the day as well as into the night.    

If you are out on the lake and need emergency assistance, call the CT DEEP Emergency Dispatch number at 860-424-3333.  That number is manned 24 hours a day and dispatchers can dispatch CLA Marine Patrol or CT DEEP EnCon Police.

Services Provided by the CLA Marine Patrol:

  • Boating Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Response and Support
  • Safe Boating Education
  • Public Assistance on the Water
  • Voluntary Safety Inspections at Boat Launches
  • Marine Event Public Safety Support

The Candlewood Lake Authority is a registered participating agency with Operation Dry Water and proudly coordinates with the Emergency Services vessels and agencies in Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford and Sherman.