Virginia Marine Police

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Virginia Marine Police
Abbreviation VMP
VMP Patch.jpg
Patch of the Virginia Marine Police
Agency overview
Formed 1875
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
General nature
Operational structure
Parent agency Virginia Marine Resources Commission

The Virginia Marine Police is a law enforcement division with statewide jurisdiction in the commonwealth of Virginia, United States. The agency operates as a division of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission established in 1875.

The primary responsibility is enforcement of state commercial and recreational fishery regulations as well as federal wildlife laws of the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Virginia Marine Police are also authorized to perform other law enforcement duties including investigation of criminal activities and boating accidents. The agency provides resources for search and rescue operations.

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