This patrol planning checklist can be used to prepare your boat crews/ boarding teams for patrols in your area of operations. The checklist includes typical planning elements to ensure safe completion of operational mission goals. However, it is not designed to plan for every potential contingency or mission need. Mission planners should customize as needed.
The following documents contain a sample job aid and checklist for MPA or fishery enforcement officers, a sample citation form, evidence log and receipt, photo log, and ranger statement form. These templates can be used to prepare a comprehensive case file for each infraction. Job aids and checklists enable Park Rangers and other staff to supplement their training and perform a job even if they do not recall all of the specifics, actions, or steps associated with that job. Job aids and checklists should be printed on water resistant paper and small enough to easily fit into a pocket or clipboard.