SAVANNAH, GA (August 1, 2013): The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department Marine Patrol unit will conduct a boating safety course on Saturday, Aug, 17, at the Metro training facility in the Savannah Mall.

The facility is located on the second floor next to Dillard’s. The class begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. with a break for lunch.

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

On July 1, 2014 a new Mandatory Education Law will require anyone born after January 1, 1998, who operates a powerboat in Georgia to have completed a DNR approved Boat Education Course.

For more information or to register please contact the SCMPD Savannah Mall Training Center at (912) 921-5450 or the SCMPD Marine Patrol at (912) 353-1004. The class is limited to 25 participates.

The next class offered will be offered Saturday, Sept. 21.