New Jersey state police add three new patrol boats to their marine unit

New Jersey added a new line of defense against a potential terrorist attack Sunday.

The state police added three new patrol boats to their marine unit. With more than 127 miles of critical waterways to secure, the new boats are viewed as a step towards enhancing homeland security.

Officials say each boat is fully equipped with radar, sonar and thermal imaging cameras. Two of the boats will patrol Newark Bay, and the third will be stationed in the Delaware River to guard the Salem Nuclear Power Plant.

Acting governor Dick Codey (D-NJ) says the boats will improve security along the states waterways. However, he adds that New Jersey is still being financially neglected by the federal government.

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