SAVANNAH, GA. (April 30, 2014): The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on Saturday, May 17.

The course is free and is required of boaters of certain ages to operate certain vessels.

On July 1, 2014, a new Mandatory Education Law goes into effect, requiring anyone born after Jan. 1, 1998, to have successfully completed a Georgia DNR approved boater education course to operate a powerboat in the State of Georgia,

To register for this course please contact the SCMPD Savannah Mall Training Center at (912) 921-5450. For more information, contact Georgia DNR at (912) 264-7237 or the SCMPD Marine Patrol at (912) 353-1004. The class is limited to 30 participates.

Class begins at 9 a.m. at the SCMPD training facility in the Savannah Mall (on the second floor next to Dillard’s) with a lunch break and completes at 4 p.m..

This class will not be offered again until Saturday, June 21, 2014.