The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement Unit (ORVE) provides a variety of services to the Office, other law enforcement, and public agencies. By utilizing specially trained off-road enforcement personnel and off-road equipment ORVE Unit provides effective law enforcement in areas that are not accessible to traditional patrol operations. In addition to enforcement of laws and ordinances, the ORVE Unit concentrates on public education related to off-road activities laws and safety issues, provides medical assistance in remote areas as well as a law enforcement presence designed to promote recreational activities.
The ORVE unit is trained and equipped for:
Public Education - Provide displays, brochures, and educational opportunities to the off-roading public.
Medical Assistance - Provide patrols in areas with a high probability of off-road related accidents and medical situations where our unique equipment and training can provide immediate medical assistance.
Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement - Provide patrols in areas that are off the paved roadways to detect and stop illegal riding.
Off-Road Illegal Shooting - Provide patrols in areas that are off the paved roadways to detect and stop the illegal use of firearms.
Park Patrol - Provide patrols in county parks to control damage to property and facilities.
Stolen Vehicles - Provide identification and recovery of vehicles in off-road areas.
Traffic & Crowd Control - Provide for control of large traffic and/or crowd problems where normal patrol vehicles and tactics are not effective.
Emergency Response - Provide the capability to respond to a variety of emergencies such as urban and rural searches, fires, floods, earthquakes and civil unrest. Provide patrol capability, intelligence gathering, and reporting, search and rescue applications and conduct evacuations.
Public Awareness - Provide personnel and equipment to schools, civic and public meetings to explain departmental.
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