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County of Madera

California

Madera County Sheriff's Specialized OHV Enforcement Unit

OFF-HIGHWAY ENFORCEMENT:

The Madera County Sheriff’s OHV UNIT is an effective deterrent to illegal off-highway riding, providing extensive off-highway and on-road law enforcement throughout the county of Madera. The unit enforces laws pertaining to off-highway vehicle operations, illegal shooting, stolen vehicles/OHVs, area searches and patrol checks at parks and other recreational areas.

SEARCH AND RESCUE:

The Madera County Sheriff’s OHV UNIT is outfitted with specialized vehicles and equipment to respond to medical emergencies remote and rugged terrain The Madera County OHV Unit will assist the Department’s Search and Rescue Unit when requested.

PUBLIC AWARENESS:

The Madera County Sheriff’s OHV Unit provides personnel and equipment to schools, county fairs, civic groups. The unit frequently hosts public meetings and off-road events to address current state and local laws governing off-road vehicle riding.

EQUIPMENT:

  • HONDA BIG RED MUV, nicknamed “SHREK,” for its color. This MUV/UTV, equipped with lights and siren, was purchased to assist the OHV unit in patrolling the trails, riverbeds, and other off-highway terrain, as well as transport injured riders and hikers. It is also equipped to assist Search & Rescue in transporting injured parties.
  • 3 Suzuki DRZ-400’s dual sport motorcycles – two were purchased under the 2009/2010 OHV Grant, the third was donated to the unit in 2001. These motorcycles are well suited for the unit's needs and they are equipped with emergency lights and siren.
  • 1 HONDA RINCON SPORT UTILITY ATV 680, 4X4, equipped with lights and siren, is used for patrolling trails, riverbeds and other off-highway terrain and equipped to assist Search and Rescue.
  • 1 Open trailer, 16x7 -- custom built to haul the HONDA RINCON and the HONDA MUV “SHREK”.
  • 1 Motorcycle trailer capable of hauling three motorcycles or one ATV. This trailer was financed by an OHV Grant that launched the Sheriff’s program back in 2000.
  • 3 Garmin handheld GPS units.

County Mission/Vision Statements

Mission Statement

Madera County's Mission is to serve the public interest in a fiscally responsible manner by providing efficient, cost effective customer service, promoting public health and safety while creating new possibilities with partnerships through a diversified economy.

Vision Statement

Madera County is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, with integrity, and is committed to the highest quality of life for all.

Upcoming Events

Dec 24th, 12:00am -12:00am
: 8 HOUR WINTER HOLIDAY
Dec 25th, 12:00am -12:00am
: CHRISTMAS DAY
Dec 26th, 8:00am -5:00pm
: Holiday
Jan 1st, 8:00am -5:00pm
: NEW YEAR'S DAY
Jan 15th, 8:00am -5:00pm
: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.DAY

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
559-675-7703
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311