Benton County, Oregon

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Benton County Law Enforcement – Marine Patrol

Marine Patrol LaunchAbout the Marine Patrol

Benton County Marine Patrol is funded by the Oregon State Marine Board (80%) and Benton County Sheriff's Office (20%). The boats, trailers and tow vehicles are all the property of the Marine Board provided for the Sheriff's Office use.

Watercraft

The Patrol operates the following watercraft:

  • 21 foot - 1995 Jetcraft
  • 2001 North River Jet Boat
  • Honda Aquatrax (2)

The focus of the Marine Patrol is to promote boating safety. This is accomplished through boating examinations, citations or warnings when needed, and classroom instruction.

The Benton County Marine Patrol has venue in five counties (Benton, Lane, Linn, Marion and Polk), upon the Willamette, Santiam, Long Tom, and Alsea Rivers. Regular patrol is conducted on the Willamette River from Harrisburg down stream to Buena Vista. As navigability permits, patrols periodically travel the Santiam, Long Tom and Alsea Rivers.

Statistics

  2000/2001 2001/2002 2002/2003 2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006
Boat
Exams
870 464 657 456 709 483
Citations
Issued
51 26 68 59 10 31
Warnings
 
354 184 254 116 57 192
B.U.I.I.
 
7 0 2 3 0 0
Safety
Classes
55 22 41 33 19 60
# of
Students
2346 637 1079 1475 611 1,535