Bahamian police now have a new way to get around.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force has launched its newest patrols — on jet skis.
The Jet Skis are being used to conduct beach patrols in the wake of reports concerning criminal activities occurring on beaches on or near New Providence, the government said in a statement.
Activated in December, Operation Secure Shore uses Yamaha waverunner jet skis, and it has already apprehended a number of people engaged in criminal activities off the coast of New Providence.
“It has also resulted in the recovery of several stolen vessels and vehicles, in addition to bringing migrant smuggling operations on the south coast of the island to a virtual halt with the assistance of patrol craft stationed at Coral Harbour Base,” the government said.
The Jet Ski patrols have expanded their area of operation to include the northern coast and neighboring islands of New Providence, including Paradise Island.