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The Ocean Shores Police Department is made up of a Police Chief, Deputy Chief, Administrative Assistant, four Sergeants, seven Patrol Officers, two Code Enforcement/Animal Control Officers, and a Records Clerk/Evidence Technician. The Department also operates a Marine Patrol Division.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Ocean Shores Police Department is to prevent crime, enforce the law and support quality public safety by delivering respectful, professional and dependable police services.

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As we are preparing to go into the 2024 boating season, please take the time to review the most recent City of Ocean Shores boating regulations according to State Law and Ocean Shores Municipal Codes.


If you are a resident in our city and need to schedule a boat inspection, please contact Marine Patrol Lead Sergeant Fode at (360) 289-3331 ext. 1139. 

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From the Start

Ocean Shores Police Department operates a Marine Patrol Division. There are 26 miles of interconnected freshwater lakes and canals. The Marine Patrol Division consists of 5 officers who help maintain public safety and focus on educating the boating public. The Ocean Shores Marine Patrol also conducts marine rescues, vessel inspections, as well as patrol duties to include speed stops. The Ocean Shores Marine Patrol focuses on freshwater canals and lakes, ensuring individuals are adhering to boating safety regulations.

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