Water Patrol

Everyone at the helm thinks they know boating. But you'd be surprised what you learn from a boater safety course with the Highway Patrol. Even experienced boaters walk away learning something new to keep their passengers safe on the water. The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be offering boater safety courses this weekend and in June. The courses are free, but they do ask that you preregister online, as seating is limited. 

The next class will be this Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. a boater safety certification course will be offered at Troop F Headquarters on 2920 North Shamrock Road, in Jefferson City, Missouri. Participants are encouraged to bring a snack and lunch to the training.

In June a two-session course will be held on Monday, June 11, and Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m at Troop F Headquarters, 2920 North Shamrock Road, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Missouri law requires any person born after January 1, 1984, to carry a boating safety certification card along with a picture ID anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes. Any student who successfully passes this course will be eligible to order the boating safety certification card, which costs $15.

For more information, to register for the course, or to obtain a complete listing of where other courses are being offered, you may visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website, www.mshp.dps.mo.gov. Select "Boat Safety Education & Certification" found under the "Training" heading.

Troop F wants to remind all Lake of the Ozarks boaters to have a safe and fun boating season. Consider the effect your actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!

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