Marine Division

The Manistee County Sheriff’s Marine Division patrols over 23 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline with three Lake Michigan access ports. One has a deep water port with a large volume of commercial traffic. The Marine Division also routinely patrols six of our County’s larger inland lakes and over 60 miles of area rivers.


The Sheriff’s Marine Division is responsible for:

  • Enforcing Michigan’s marine laws
  • Investigating boating accidents
  • Conducting livery inspections, search and rescue operations, and body recovery
  • Instructing boater safety classes to area youths
  1. Officers
  2. Patrol Craft
  3. Vessel Traffic
  4. Education

Our Marine Division consists of one full-time officer and one part-time officer, who are responsible for maintaining public safety on all bodies of water throughout Manistee County. The full-time officer handles the Snowmobile Division during the winter months from November 1st through March 31st each year.

Deputy Aaron Rybicki is in charge of over seeing the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Marine and Snowmobile divisions. Deputy Rybicki has been with the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office for two years and worked as the Marine Assistant before being hired full time. Deputy Rybicki took over the Marine and Snowmobile divisions in 2020 after the promotion of Sgt. Sekuris. During most summers, the Sheriff’s Office employs an Assistant Marine Deputy to help with the program.