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Off-Highway Vehicle Law Enforcement
Off-Highway Vehicle Law Enforcement

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Statewide OHV ​​​​​Law Enforcement Program

​The Off-Highway Vehicle Law Enforcement Program has been in 4 years of operation (2011-2014). In that time they have had approximately 35,000 rider contacts in the field. This program was initiated by the former state parks board in 2011 and continues to prosper. The OHV law enforcement program consists of 4 rangers, 2 for 6 months, and 2 for 9 months out of the year.

OHV rangers focus on promoting public safety by checking OHV operators for registration and required equipment. Rangers have cited operators and issued warnings for off-route travel and other violations, which cause resource damage. ​Below is a listed of statistics from the 2014 season.


​2011-2014 OHV Law Enforcement Warnings and​ Citations 

​​Type of Violation​Warnings ​Citations
​Equipment ​6663
​Operation 1420
​Registration 175181
​Off Route 46
​Totals​293293
*​Only 3 percent of all contacts resulted in a citation, and 2 percent of all contacts resulted in warnings

The Off-highway vehicle law enforcement program also has many attributes within the program that involves things like educating the public, monitoring and reporting, and promoting public safety/trail assistance​.