Meeker County encompasses over 110 named lakes, 3 branches of the Crow River, a large number of creeks, streams and drainage ditches, ponds and wetlands. All of these waterways are part of the jurisdiction of the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office Boat and Water Patrol.
Boat & Water Patrol
The Boat and Water Patrol has 4 patrol boats that vary in size for the different conditions of lakes, streams and other bodies of water in Meeker County.
Under Minnesota Statute 86B.105, it is the duty of the Sheriff to maintain a program of:
Search and Rescue
Buoying and marking waterways
Patrolling lakes and rivers
Removing navigational hazards
Inspection of watercraft for rent, lease or hire
Investigation of watercraft accidents and drownings
Reporting all finds to the commissioner
The various duties of the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office Boat and Water Unit are:
Promote boat and water safety for both youth and adults
Patrol area lakes
Respond and investigate all water emergencies
Assist rescue squad with dive details and logistics at water emergencies
Inspect water craft for rent, lease or hire
Issue of permits for both temporary structures and public lake events
Please be mindful of your safety equipment prior to launching your watercraft. Don’t let your boating experience end in tragedy, wear your life jacket!