MCSO Boating Safety Message


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Mohave County Sheriff’s Office will be actively participating in Operation Dry Water from June 29 – July 1, 2018. Operation Dry Water is a national awareness and enforcement campaign focused on reducing the number of alcohol – and drug- related crashes and fatalities and fostering a stronger, more visible deterrent to alcohol and drug use on the water. Operation Dry Water is coordinated by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard as well as local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Launched in 2009 by NASBLA in partnership with the United States Coast Guard, Operation Dry Water has been a highly successful campaign, drawing public attention to the dangers of boating under the influence (BUI) of alcohol and drugs. Since it began in 2009, law enforcement officers have removed 3,038 BUI operators from the nation’s waterways and made contact with over 1.1 million boaters during the annual three-day weekend. The campaign continues to make a significant impact on boater safety and spreading the message of the danger of boating under the influence. Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Division of Boating Safety, and Sheriff’s Volunteer Posse members will all be participating in this national movement to try and make our waterways a safer place to be this holiday weekend. #ODW2018