Polk marine patrol earns top honor

POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County Marine Patrol has been recognized for a second consecutive year by the Oregon State Marine Board with the "Seasonal Program of the Year" award.



POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County Marine Patrol has been recognized for a second consecutive year by the Oregon State Marine Board with the "Seasonal Program of the Year" award.

Polk County and other marine law enforcement agencies and individuals from around the state were honored for their outstanding performance and contributions during the 2009 boating season at the Oregon Marine Board's annual postseason conference Oct. 13 in Bend.

Polk County Marine Law Enforcement completed 924 boat examination reports, issued 44 citations and 95 warnings, conducted 42 hull identification inspections, and arrested five operators for Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants (BUII).

"Polk County Marine Patrol consistently performs at the top," said Bill Rydblom, Law Enforcement Manager for the Oregon Marine Board. "(It is) a great team that continues to do great things for boaters in Polk County."



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