Marine patrol in Union County is a seasonal, part-time position, also available during emergencies.
Routine enforcement and educational patrols are conducted between March 1 and October 31 on the following bodies of water:
Thief Valley Reservoir
Pilcher Creek Reservoir
Wolf Creek (Guy Smith) Reservoir
Grande Ronde Lake
Grande Ronde River
Contacting the Marine Deputy:
During the fall and winter months, September to May call 541-963-1017 to leave a message for the Marine Deputy. During summer, May-August he can be contacted by cell phone 541-963-1054 or you can leave a message at 541-963-1017. You can also contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org all year.
School Water Safety Classes in all County Schools
Mandatory Boater Education:
The Union County Sheriff’s office offers water safety classes.
Challenge Examinations for Mandatory Boater Certification are available from the State. For more information go to www.boatoregon.com
You can register your boat at the Sheriff’s Office, 1109 K Avenue in La Grande, Monday-Friday 8 to 5.
Call or email Deputy Tad Butcher to schedule an appointment for the following:
Safety Equipment on board
HIN inspections for Oregon title