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The Solano County Sheriff's Marine Patrol Program is managed by the Public Safety Commander and operates as a program of the Operations Division. The Marine Patrol Program provides public safety resources to recreational boaters and commercial vessels operating on the navigable waterways within the county of Solano. Approximately one hundred and fifty miles of navigable rivers, sloughs, channels and bays comprising the western portion of the Sacramento / San Joaquin River delta lie within the jurisdiction of Solano County. This area is commonly known as the "gateway to the delta" and is the entry point for thousands of recreational boaters and commercial vessels, many transitioning from the San Francisco Bay area to the Sacramento / San Joaquin River delta each year. In addition to the San Francisco Bay area traffic, numerous local resorts and public launching ramps provide access for local boaters.
The Marine Patrol Program is staffed with four full-time deputies. The program is operational ten hours each day, seven days each week, year-round, providing professional public safety services to the community. The Marine Patrol deputies are subject to callout twenty four hour's a day, seven days a week to provide search and rescue operations on the waterways of Solano County.