The Marine Unit patrols 28 lakes and many other rivers and waterways (approximately 108,597 surface acres of water, which translate to almost 20% of the surface acres of water for the state)
This unit is supervised by Corporal Darren Krag. He and his staff of deputies have years of experience and have been recognized by the Oregon State Marine Board, as well as other agencies, as experts in this field. You will see our patrol boats on the water checking for boating safety, discouraging unsafe behavior, and answering your questions. We have a zero tolerance policy for boating while under the influence.
In addition to enforcement, we spend countless hours working within our schools teaching boating and water safety and as a result we have a very low incidence of boating injuries and fatalities. We want to help you have a safe and enjoyable day on our waterways.