Sheriff's Office

Marine Patrol

The Chelan County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol Unit is responsible for patrolling the waters of Chelan County for the purpose of preventing crime, enforcing applicable federal law, state law, and county ordinances. In addition, the Marine Patrol Unit is responsible for performing rescue operations for persons and vessels in distress, assisting other divisions and agencies as needed, maintaining buoys and navigational markers, investigating marine accidents and incidents, and removing objects from the water that present a hazard to vessels. Additionally, the Marine Patrol Unit provides boating safety classes and presentations to the public. Additionally, there are ten Marine Patrol Volunteers that help the agency during the boating season to provide enforcement and education on our waterways.

The major waterways the Chelan County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit is responsible for, include; Lake Chelan (55 miles long), 70 miles of the Columbia River, Lake Wenatchee, Wapato Lake, and the Wenatchee River. There are many other additional lakes and rivers that the marine unit patrols and performs Search and Rescues.


Posted: 01/06/2015 10:47 AM
Last Updated: 04/18/2019 02:07 PM

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  • 25
    Jun 2019
    09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Public Hearing: Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program

    Posted by: Public Works

    The annual hearing will be on the adoption of the of the proposed Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program.

    Office of the Board of County Commissioners
  • 26
    Jun 2019
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission Meeting - June 26, 2019

    Posted by: Community Development

    Chelan County Administrative Building
  • 03
    Jul 2019
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Hearing Examiner - July 3, 2019

    Posted by: Community Development

    Chelan County Administrative Building
  • 11
    Jul 2019
    03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Chelan County Water Conservancy Board Meeting

    Posted by: Natural Resources

    Confluence Technology Center
  • 11
    Jul 2019
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    In-Service Day

    Posted by: Community Development

    In-Service Day