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The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators named two new program managers.

Capt. Richard Moore was named program manager for the Boating Under the Influence courses and Maj. Jim Getz (Ret.) was selected as the program manager for the Comprehensive and Advanced Boating Accident Investigation courses.

Moore has worked in boating safety and conservation law enforcement since 1990. He has worked his way through the ranks as a law enforcement officer, a regional training officer, assistant boating safety coordinator and watch commander and has served as boating law administrator and manager of Florida’s Boating Safety Program since 2002.

Moore has been very active in the boating safety community, holding positions such as member and regional reviewer on association’s education committee, chairman of its boating accident investigation, reporting and analysis committee, member of the executive board, member of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council and president of the Southern States Boating Law Administrators Association, as well as association president.

As program manager for the Boating Under the Influence courses, he will be responsible for curriculum currency and audit, instructor assignments and instructor certification and currency.

“With Richard holding this leadership position we are confident that the BUI courses will successfully implement the most current standardized field sobriety tests and ultimately be a leading factor in reducing national marine standard to reduce accidents and deaths on the water,” NASBLA director of law enforcement John Fetterman said in a statement.

Getz served 28 years with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Law Enforcement, and has been an instructor in the Accident Investigation program since 1998. He has been active in the boating community by serving on the Coast Guard’s National Boating Safety Advisory Council and the American Boat and Yacht Council’s board of directors and the technical board.

His notable recognitions include inclusion in Who’s Who in America and Who's Who in the Midwest; a Coast Guard Public Service Commendation; the 1989 annual NASBLA Award; and an Illinois Conservation Police Award of Merit.

As program manager, Getz will be responsible for curriculum currency and audit, instructor assignments and instructor certification and currency.

“We are proud to have Jim assume this leadership position. It’s a credit to his lifetime commitment to the recreational boating community and maritime law enforcement,” Fetterman said.

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