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Seneca County deputy completes specialized boating incident training

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Deputy Sheriff John Babcock of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has successfully completed an advanced training course in boating accident investigations. Offered by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, the Comprehensive Boating Incident Investigation Course equipped him with specialized knowledge in various critical areas, including boat electrical systems, fires, explosions, and electric shock drowning.


The training is designed to deepen understanding of the complexities involved in boat accident investigations and to enhance the skills needed to assess and respond to various marine incidents effectively. This educational advancement is part of the department’s efforts to improve safety and enforcement on local waterways.

Sheriff Thompson commended Deputy Babcock for his dedication and emphasized the value of the training in strengthening the department’s Marine Patrol capabilities. He expressed confidence that Babcock’s new skills would significantly contribute to ensuring the safety of the boating community in Seneca County.



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