Water Patrol Division
In addition to the hundreds of miles of roads in the parish, the Sheriff's Water Patrol Division patrols over 100 miles of inland waterways within the Parish. The Sheriff's Water Patrol Division has a long and proud tradition of being an active part of water safety.
The Sheriff's Water Patrol is on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week to respond to calls for stranded boaters, boating accidents and to assist with search and rescue efforts. The Flotilla also takes reports of burglaries and other crimes at camps and businesses located along the waterways and conducts regular patrols by boat during the week to help deter crime and prevent boating accidents.
The Water Patrol also takes a pro-active approach to crime prevention. The Water Patrol regularly
checks camps along the rivers to ensure the camps are secure and safe.