Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley is pleased to announce his office has scheduled our 4th annual boat safety inspections. The Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Bi-Mart and the Coast Guard Auxiliary to provide complementary boat inspections for the public.

The event is scheduled for two days; May 20, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Albany Bi-Mart parking lot located at 2272 Santiam Hwy SE, and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lebanon Bi-Mart located at 2680 S Santiam Hwy. Additionally on May 21, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. we will be at the Sweet Home Bi-Mart parking lot located at 1980 Main Street.

The inspection process will include checking for approved life jackets, working fire extinguishers, approved type IV flotation devices, approved sound producing devices and working engine blower fans. We will also assist on proper placement of Oregon registration numbers and registration stickers. If your boat passes inspection, a 2017 inspection sticker will be issued, which can be displayed on your boat for the approaching 2017 boating season. All boats are welcome at the event including non-motorized boats.

Sheriff Riley is encouraging boat owners to bring your boat to this event and beat the summer rush.