The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is applying for a grant to upgrade the safety equipment utilized by the Marine Patrol Unit. The purpose of the grant is to upgrade the current CCSO Marine Patrol boat with a state-of-the-art SXJ 2170 Jet Boat, which combines the nimbleness of a smaller lightweight boat with the versatility of a cargo boat with enhanced hauling capabilities. The new boat, manufactured in Idaho, will help save lives, allow for faster response times, and provide better access to hard-to-reach areas of Canyon County’s waterways. CCSO Marine Patrol plans to request assistance from the Idaho State Parks’ Waterways and Improvement Funds.

Background:
The Marine Patrol Unit of the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office provides service to county citizens 24 hours a day. The mission of Marine Patrol is to promote safe and enjoyable water recreation through public interaction at waterways and providing free boating education throughout the year by trained instructors. CCSO Marine Patrol responds to all water-related calls for service, boating accidents, water rescues, and search and recovery operations. CCSO Marine Patrol covers 52 miles of the Snake River, 26 miles of the Boise River, Lake Lowell, and numerous canals in the county. In addition, when requested, the Marine Patrol Unit will respond to assist other counties with their search and rescue operations.

Primary Applicant:
Canyon County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol
1115 Albany St
Caldwell, ID 83605

Partners:
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge)
Canyon County Parks, Cultural & Natural Resources

CCSO Marine Patrol requests letters of support from local businesses and community members to assist with the grant application. Letters can be emailed to jason.roberts@canyoncounty.id.gov or sent to the following address:

Canyon County Sheriff’s Office
Marine Patrol Unit
1115 Albany St.
Caldwell, ID 83605

For questions, concerns, or additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact Sgt. Jason Roberts (208) 880-9293 or jason.roberts@canyoncounty.id.gov.

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