Corporal Joe Trufan
Marine Enforcement Officer
The Punta Gorda Police Department has one full-time Marine Patrol Officer as well as many trained marine volunteers dedicated to protecting our customers within the 55 miles of canal systems and surrounding waterways. The department recognizes the need to enforce marine related laws and ordinances not only to keep a safe environment for our boating customers but also to preserve our protected marine life. The department currently has two marine vessels and coordinates with the Dive Team to complete a full service delivery channel in search and recovery efforts.