Navigation Unit

The Sheriff’s Office - Navigation Patrol consist of two (2) motorized patrol boats. The first being a 1991 - 17 foot “ Boston Whaler ” boat.

The second being a new 2008 - 20 foot “American” air boat. Both boats are utilized by the Patrol Division for routine Navigation Enforcement,

water rescues, salvage operations, flooding and demonstrations at the annual Sheriff’s Summer Camp.     


Sheriff’s Deputies conducted Navigation Patrol on the following bodies of water in the Chenango County: 


 Balsam Pond and  Jackson Pond in the Town of Pharsalia.

 Guilford Lake in the Town of Guilford.

 Long Pond and Round Pond in the Town of  Smithville.

 Chenango Lake,  Hunts Pond and  “Meyers Park” in the Town of New Berlin.

 Bowman Lake in the Town of McDonough.

 The southern portion of the Chenango River in the Town of Greene.


The Sheriff’s Office also conducted their annual “Boating Safety Course” for boaters ages 10-18 years and anyone regardless of age, who wish to

operate a personal water craft aka “Jet Ski”. During the annual training course, Sheriff’s Deputies instructed 35 students on boaters safety  

and the proper usage of boats & Jet-Skis. Anyone with questions regarding the Sheriff’s Office Navigation program or

the “Boating Safety Course” should contact # (607) 337-1864.