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New York State Safe Boating Course Announced

Sheriff Rick Whitney is pleased to announce that the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office will be offering the following FREE course to all Allegany County residents:

New York State Safe Boating Course

Allegany County Public Safety Facility

4884 State Route 19 S

Belmont, New York 14813

Dates are Sunday, May 21st, 2017 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm OR Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Please call (585)268-9204 to sign-up now as class size is limited!! Children MUST be 10 years old on or before the course date selected.

New Law Effective May 1, 2014 – All individuals born on or after May 1st, 1996, are now required to successfully complete an approved course in boater education in order to operate a motorboat.  Approved courses include those offered by the NYS Parks, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or the U.S. Power Squadron.