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Last free boater education card until September (Photo) - 04/23/14
Need Your Boaters Card? The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Marine Division, will begin hosting an Adventures in Boating certification course. Classes are open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card. The next class will be on Saturday, May 3rd. This is the final class being offered until after the boating season ends in Sept. The class will run from 8am-4:30pm at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, 1800 Western Lane in Kelso. Cost for the class is FREE.

To Register: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at 360-577-3092 or email at . This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington.

Reminder: All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State. For additional information and resources, check out
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Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office accepting Reserve Deputy applications - 03/26/14
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for Reserve Deputies now thru Oct 1st, 2014.

Applicants for the volunteer positions must be at least 21 years old; have a valid driver's license, high school diploma or G.E.D.; pass a physical agility test and an in-depth background investiga-tion.

Applicants who pass the background investigation will be required to participate in the Reserve Academy, which will start in January 2015. Those who pass the Reserve Academy must donate a minimum of 16 hours a month assisting Sheriff's Deputies in their day-to-day duties and attend bimonthly training.

Applications are available at the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office in the Hall of Justice on week-days between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at 577-3092 or log on to the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office website Completed applications will be processed on a first come first serve basis.