River Patrol Unit
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol Unit patrols recreational activities and sporting events on the Savannah River. It is designed to assist DNR with enforcing and promoting water safety, towing of disabled vessels, and searching for missing or drowned persons from boating accidents. It is considered another extension of service from the Sheriff’s Office to the Augusta/Richmond County Community. The unit is is made up a sergeant (Boat Captain) and five deputies.