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Departments » Sheriff Department » Marine Division
General Information



Menominee County Marine Patrol-

Duties include:

  • Patrolling all bodies of water open to the public in Menominee County
  • Enforcing state boating laws and local watercraft ordinances
  • Investigating marine-related complaints
  • Conducting boat safety inspections of recreational boats
  • Conducting livery safety inspections (inspections of rental boats)
  • Assisting U.S. Coast Guard with law enforcement operations and in conducting searches of commercial vessels visiting the Port of Menominee/Marinette
  • Assist other agencies such as the Michigan D.N.R., Wisconsin D.N.R., and Marinette County Sheriff Department with marine law enforcement
  • Conducting boating safety classes
  • Recovering drown bodies
  • Investigating boating accidents and other water-related accidents
  • Member of Marinette/Menominee Regional Maritime Safety and Security Committee

    Menominee Water Rescue-

    Year founded: 1983

    Volunteer water rescue team that provides water rescue services on all bodies of water in Menominee County including the Menominee River, Cedar River, Shakey Lakes, and 256 square miles of the bay of Green Bay

    The team is available 24 hours a day from April 15th through November 1st.

    Vessels-

    14' Starcraft with 4 H.P. outboard motor -- kept on a trailer at the Menominee County Sheriff Department

    17' Starcraft with 90 H.P. outboard motor -- kept on a trailer at the Menominee County Sheriff Department

    27' Boston Whaler with twin 225 H.P. outboard motors -- docked at the Menominee Marina

    EQUIPMENT: Marine Radar, 2-Marine Band Radios, RDF (Radio Direction Finder), De-watering Pump, Fire Extinguishing Equipment, GPS Chart Plotter, Sonar Depth sounder with Color Display, Public Service Band Radio (police, fire, medical, rescue), Oxygen, First Aid Equipment, Airway Management Equipment, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), Cold Water Immersions Suits, Floating Basket Stretcher with Lifting
    Bridle, Floating Backboard, 2-Spotlights, Image Stabilizing Binoculars

    Anyone needing assistance from the Menominee County Marine Patrol or from Menominee Water Rescue should contact Menominee County Central Dispatch at 911, (906) 863-6614, or (888) 863-6614 (Michigan Only).

    For information on Boating in Michigan, click on the handbook link below.
    Handbook of Michigan Boating Laws and Responsibilities

    Contact:  Brian Helfert - Sergeant
    Phone: (906) 863-4441 ext. 412 or 800-236-0242 ext. 308
    Fax: (906) 863-2989
    Click here to email
    Address:  831 10th Avenue
    Menominee, MI 49858
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    Office Hours:  Monday through Friday 8am-4pm
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