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The mission of the Marine Division is to provide a safe and enjoyable boating environment on the waterways of Boundary County. This is accomplished through a balanced approach of law enforcement and boater safety education.

The Boundary County Marine Deputy responds to and investigates boating-related accidents and enforces state and local laws on Boundary County waterways.

Deputies respond to water related calls for service, boating accidents, water rescues, and search and recovery operations.

The Marine Division is responsible for patrolling the Kootenai River and Moyie River as well as numerous lowland lakes scattered throughout the county.

For information on upcoming Boater Safety Education classes please contact our dispatch center and leave a message for Detective Watts. 

On the Road or the Water, you are heading nowhere fast !


(Boating under the influence) 


If the #drunkboating crash doesn't kill or seriously injure you the consequences will still ruin your life. #boatsober #NEVERbui


For additional impaired-boating information and resources visit #NEVERbui @OpDryWater


BUI is just as deadly as drinking and driving! Tweet if you agree. @OpDryWater #safeboating


It is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol @OpDryWater #safeboating

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