The Newaygo County Sheriffs Office
Marine Division consists of two boats, and four
part-time summer employees. The Marine Division
operates on a grant from the Michigan Department of
Natural Resources and funding from the County. The
Marine Division is responsible for over 230 natural
lakes and two waterways made by the backwaters of
hardy and Croton Dams.
The Marine Division focuses efforts on
education in an attempt to gain voluntary compliance
with marine laws and safety regulations; however
enforcement continues to be a component of marine
Have proper safety equipment for your watercraft
Operate your watercraft in a safe manner
In case of an emergency, CALL 911
handbook of boating laws and responsibilities can be
www.boat-ed.com or are available at the
Sheriffs office and County Campgrounds.
Lt. Chad Palmiter
oversees the Marine Division, and is available at
email@example.com or 231-689-7303 for
questions or comments regarding the Marine Division.