To meet DBW's major objective to protect the public's right to safe and enjoyable boating on the waterways of California, the Enforcement Unit has established two primary goals:
- To provide for adequate boating law enforcement through local agencies.
- To ensure that enforcement of California boating laws is uniform throughout the State.
The Enforcement Unit meets these goals through programs that provide financial aid and officer training to local boating law enforcement agencies. DBW provides grants to local governments to fund boating enforcement activities and equipment purchases and train boating law enforcement officers, as detailed below.