Marine Patrol

The Berrien County Sheriff's Office maintains a Marine Division with a statutory responsibility to investigate water related deaths and the enforcement of the Marine Laws. At its disposal, the Marine Division has a fleet of various sized vessels and watercraft.

Berrien County has 86 inland lakes and three major rivers as primary patrol responsibilities for the Sheriff's Office. The Marine Division shares responsibilities with the U.S. Coast Guard patrolling 42 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline within our county.

For more information regarding boating in Michigan safety, visit the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website.