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Marine Services Unit

The mission of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office Marine Services Unit is to provide quality, professional, regional marine law enforcement and rescue services tailored to our individual communities to improve public safety. The Sheriff's Office is responsible for over 300 miles of saltwater shoreline and five lakes. This includes parts of Hood Canal, Puget Sound, Dyes Inlet, Liberty Bay, Sinclair Inlet, Port Orchard Bay, Long Lake, Kitsap Lake, Tiger Lake, Panther Lake, and Mission Lake.

The owner or operator of any recreational boat is required to file a Boating Accident Report (BAR) if the boat is involved in an incident that results in:
1. A person's death or disappearance; or
2. Injury which requires medical treatment beyond first aid; or
3. Damage to the boat or other property exceeding $2000.00; or
4. Complete loss of the boat

The BAR can be found here