is excerpted from http://www.ocsd.org/Operations/HarborPatrolDivPatrol.asp)
The Harbor Patrol provides round-the-clock law enforcement, marine fire fighting and search/rescue services along the 42 miles of Orange County coastline, as well as within the county's three major harbors at Newport Beach, Sunset-Huntington and Dana Point.
Captain Deana Bergquist, who also holds the title of Harbormaster, and Lieutenant Erin Giudice as the Assistant Harbormaster, oversee the daily operations of the Harbor Patrol Division. The Station Commanders for the outlying harbors are Sergeant Mike Jansen at Sunset/Huntington Harbour and Sergeant John Whitman at Dana Point Harbor. The division provides law-enforcement, marine fire-fighting, open-water rescue, and vessel assistance for the three Orange County harbors of Sunset/Huntington Harbour, Newport Harbor, and Dana Point, as well as 42 miles of Orange County coastline. In addition to these functions, the deputies assigned to the Harbor Patrol Division are trained in environmental law and are qualified as "first-responders" to hazardous material spills.
Deputies in the Harbor Patrol Division practice a "service-oriented" approach to their duties, and routinely participate in community events and activities in the harbors. Some of these activities include boating education classes for youth and adults, tours, safety inspections, and wildlife rescues.
The Harbor Patrol rescue fleet consists of six twin-engine fireboats and eight single-engine patrol boats. The fleet is completely maintained "in-house" by the Harbor Patrol's highly skilled marine mechanics and craftsmen.