Printed on Dec 21, 2014 @ 6:20 AM
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.
The Patrol operates the following watercraft:
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.
The Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement service to those citizens who live outside Corvallis, and Philomath. The main office is in Corvallis, and a sub-station located in Monroe.