Water, Parks & Trails Unit

  1. About WPT
  2. Water Safety
  3. Parks Info
  4. Permits & Forms
  5. Contact Us

About the Unit

The Water, Parks, and Trails Unit is dedicated to providing the finest quality law enforcement services to citizens enjoying the county’s abundant water, park, and trail resources.

The unit is comprised of a sergeant, two full-time deputy sheriffs, seasonal full-time licensed deputy sheriffs, and a volunteer reserve deputy sheriff group

Services Provided

The Water, Parks, and Trails Unit provides boat and water safety education and enforcement, county park and trails patrol and enforcement, and a water recovery team for water rescues and recoveries.

The Sheriff’s Office also investigates deaths and accidents involving boats, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and other recreational vehicles.

About the County

Washington County has been endowed with a plethora of natural resources. Our parks give residents and visitors an opportunity to explore the wonders of nature by offering a wide variety of recreational facilities, including camping, swimming,and fishing; as well as trails for hiking, biking, skiing and horse-back riding. There are facilities and picnic shelters throughout the parks and trails that grace Washington County.