The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office has been patrolling the waterways of Hood River County since 1970.
We provide assistance to those in distress, education to recreationalists, and ensure compliance with Oregon’s Marine Laws. Our Marine Program is funded through a partnership with the Oregon State Marine Board.
The program provides a full time Marine Deputy. Our main patrol area, the Columbia River, has a high volume of Windsurfing and Kite-Boarding along with recreational and commercial boat traffic. Our Marine Deputies work in cooperation with the Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries, Oregon State Police Fish and Game unit and our adjacent counties of Wasco, Klickitat, Multnomah and Skamania.
Some of the services we provide to the community are:
Boat Safety Inspections
Hull Identification inspections
Patrolling the waterways in Hood River County
Assisting surrounding agencies with patrol, search and rescue
Required items in your boat:
Sound Producing Device
Other items that may be required:
Boater Education Card
Skier Down Flag