With the close proximity of Terrebonne Parish to the Gulf of Mexico and extensive inland waterways, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office has an equipped and capable Water Patrol. The local economy consisting of oilfield and seafood industries, and its status as "Saltwater Fishing Capital of the World" mean its abundance of waterways and wetlands draw major recreational and industrial boating traffic.
With the extensive amount of boats within our Parish there are bound to be breakdowns, wrecks and stranded boaters. This is why Deputies of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office Water Patrol stand ready to assist.
Our Water Patrol Deputies respond to thousands of rescue requests per year. The hard work of these dedicated Deputies adds an extra margin of safety and peace of mind, for all who travel these waterways.