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: 08/02/2021 11:00 AM

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Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 07
    Mar 2023
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Small Quantity Generator Collection Event

    Posted by: Solid Waste Management

    Chelan County Public Works on March 7 will host a Small Quantity Generator collection event for small businesses looking to safely dispose of hazardous wastes.

    Chelan County Moderate Risk Waste Facility
  • 01
    Mar 2023
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Chelan County Civil Service Commission

    Posted by: Human Resources

    The Chelan County Civil Service Commission will be meeting on March 1 2023.

    Chelan County Commissioners Office, meeting room No. 1
  • 24
    Feb 2023
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Public Meeting: Public Canvassing Board Meetings

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office
  • 24
    Feb 2023
    01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    Public Meeting: Certify Election

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office
  • 22
    Feb 2023
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Public Meeting: Public Canvassing Board Meetings

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office