State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced that the Lake County Sheriff's Office has received an Ohio Department Marine Patrol Assistances Grant provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Watercraft.
These funds are made available to law enforcement agencies through the State’s continuing effort to keep our waterways safe while enhancing recreational boating experiences.
In particular, the $30,554.05 grant will help the Lake County Sheriff’s Office provide emergency response to boating-related incidents, conduct routine waterway patrols and purchase safety equipment for use on marine patrol vessels.
Rep. Rogers stated, “As an owner of a sailboat with a family who enjoys being out on Lake Erie, we all understand that safety is paramount. And with the State having reduced its revenue sharing with communities over the last few years, every nickel helps!”