Sheriff David Shaffer

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Ohio Boater Education Course, Laws for Ohio’s waterways

The Knox County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the ODNR Watercraft will be offering the Ohio Boating Education Course at the Apple Valley Administration building located at 113 Hasbrouck Circle, Howard, OH 43028 from 8 am - 5 pm on Saturday, April 16th. A $5.00 fee is due the day of the training.

The class covers the fundamentals of state and federal laws concerning safe boating: state-required equipment, watercraft laws, navigation Rules of the Road, basic safety and risk management, and aids to navigation. Classes are enhanced with videos, slides, overheads, handouts, and other visual aids.

Vessel Operating Requirements: This course is approved by the NASBLA and meets Ohio's boating education requirement, which became effective January 1, 2000. The law requires anyone born on or after January 1, 1982 to successfully complete either a NASBLA-approved boating course or a proficiency examination before operating a boat great than 10 horsepower. The course also may qualify boaters for a discount on boat owner's insurance.

Boaters who pass the course will receive a wallet card to show as valid proof of course completion.

To register for the April 16th training, please contact Capt. Jay Sheffer with the Knox County Sheriff's Office at 740-399-3902.





A.L.I.C.E. Training

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County for their assistance in sending three deputies to become certified ALICE instructors. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The training is a new form of response to active threats in schools, businesses, churches, and other locations where people may gather. The principals of ALICE are to give more options other than waiting for help to arrive. The class consisted of two eight hour days that covered the aspects of ALICE, teaching techniques, and hands on scenarios.

The goal of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office is to implement the training to all of the schools in Knox County and then branch out to anyone else who is interested in the training. The training would not only cover classroom instruction, but developing new policies and procedures and working with multiple agencies, groups, and citizens in the county. There would be no cost to the entity to host the training; it would be a provided service of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. If you are interested in this type of training or would like more information, feel free to contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and ask to speak with one of the ALICE instructors.  



To:    All Ohio Sheriffs
From: Knox County Sheriff's Office

The Knox County jail has bed space available for adult males and adult females at the rate of fifty dollars  per day plus medical reimbursement.

To house prisoners at the Knox County jail or if you have housing questions, contact Sheriff David Shaffer at 740-393-6800 or Lieutenant Penny Lamp at 740-392-5245.