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Seven Clay Township police officers were recently deputized by Sheriff Tim Donnellon to work as Marine Patrol Deputies. Because of the high water levels on waterways in the county, Sheriff Donnellon is working to increase the Marine Division’s presence, especially to enforce no wake laws. Without being deputized, the officers would have no jurisdiction on the water. The officers will use a 23 foot Boston Whaler, already in use by Clay Township Police. The township Officers will be working on the water in addition to their normal road patrol duties. Although they’re deputized to work anywhere on the water in St. Clair County, their assignment role covers the southern end of the county. In the first two weeks since the boating season kicked off, 19 no wake violation citations have been issued, along with 4 warnings