Skip to Main Content
Menu
Contact Us Search
OHV Title

Amador County Sheriff's Office

 District 36 Motorcycle Sports Committee [D36], a 55 year old Non-Profit organization, is pleased to SUPPORT the grant application submitted to the Off Highway Motorized Vehicle Recreation Division of California State Parks, and submits such support on behalf of the thousands of our members for FULL FUNDING of the Law Enforcement Grant submitted.

Upon review of this Grant Application, Section Law Enforcement – Items 1, 2, 3, 4 outlines clear answers that meet the criteria of this grant.
Section LE Certification – Page 1, with inclusion of 1, 2, 3, and Law Enforcement –Page 2, with inclusion of 5, 6 and Law Enforcement – Page 3, with inclusion of 7, and specifically 8 – (Agreements with Eldorado National Forest) and 9. Additionally Law Enforcement – Page 4, with inclusion of 11.

District 36 appreciates the Project Description outline within the Project Type, and the emphasis on Health & Safety with the much needed quicker response times indicated if an emergency situation should occur. As indicated, the areas of service are popular OHV areas for recreation. Traditional LE duties – registration, spark arrestors and other equipment law based requirements are also indicated within the project scope.

One thing not mentioned, is a bonus to Amador County and the public in general, is the distance from your office to the contact areas. This is a good thing for the community, as this puts another officer(s) on Scenic Highway 88 from Jackson as far east as Silver Lake. This extra presence of Law Enforcement should assist in speed laws being maintained on this highway, but also a closer base for quick response in event of needed assistance or accident along this corridor.
This will also put LE presence in the Pine Grove, Pioneer and areas known as Up-Country and the possible inclusion of assistance if needed in the popular Pi-Pi OHV area, even though located in El Dorado Country.

I do know that Amador Ranger District (USFS) Doug Barber – District Ranger is happy that Amador County has applied for this Grant. I would suggest interface with the El Dorado & Alpine County Sheriffs Department, along with the USFS to work together to have LE and Emergency Response coordination in process as a collaborative unit, benefitting the Off Highway Vehicle community that supplies this funding through its user fees and fuel tax allocation dollars.

For OHMVRD Staff, please support this grant as submitted. This area continues to see increased use of this area for OHV opportunity. [David Pickett - 4/5/10]


 District 36 Motorcycle Sports Committee [D36], a 55 year old Non-Profit organization, is pleased to SUPPORT the grant application submitted to the Off Highway Motorized Vehicle Recreation Division of California State Parks, and submits such support on behalf of the thousands of our members for FULL FUNDING of the Law Enforcement Grant submitted.

Upon review of this Grant Application, Section Law Enforcement – Items 1, 2, 3, 4 outlines clear answers that meet the criteria of this grant.
Section LE Certification – Page 1, with inclusion of 1, 2, 3, and Law Enforcement –Page 2, with inclusion of 5, 6 and Law Enforcement – Page 3, with inclusion of 7, and specifically 8 – (Agreements with Eldorado National Forest) and 9. Additionally Law Enforcement – Page 4, with inclusion of 11.

District 36 appreciates the Project Description outline within the Project Type, and the emphasis on Health & Safety with the much needed quicker response times indicated if an emergency situation should occur. As indicated, the areas of service are popular OHV areas for recreation. Traditional LE duties – registration, spark arrestors and other equipment law based requirements are also indicated within the project scope.

One thing not mentioned, is a bonus to Amador County and the public in general, is the distance from your office to the contact areas. This is a good thing for the community, as this puts another officer(s) on Scenic Highway 88 from Jackson as far east as Silver Lake. This extra presence of Law Enforcement should assist in speed laws being maintained on this highway, but also a closer base for quick response in event of needed assistance or accident along this corridor.
This will also put LE presence in the Pine Grove, Pioneer and areas known as Up-Country and the possible inclusion of assistance if needed in the popular Pi-Pi OHV area, even though located in El Dorado Country.

I do know that Amador Ranger District (USFS) Doug Barber – District Ranger is happy that Amador County has applied for this Grant. I would suggest interface with the El Dorado & Alpine County Sheriffs Department, along with the USFS to work together to have LE and Emergency Response coordination in process as a collaborative unit, benefitting the Off Highway Vehicle community that supplies this funding through its user fees and fuel tax allocation dollars.

For OHMVRD Staff, please support this grant as submitted. This area continues to see increased use of this area for OHV opportunity. [David Pickett - 4/5/10]



 My family wishes it be known that we support Law Enforcement Grant # G09-03-50-L01 as written and submitted.

Being very familiar with the area, and as a resident of Amador County with multiple residences including a Cabin at Bear River Reservoir, we wish to stress the need for an up country officer(s) to be in the area for not just Law Enforcement issues, but medical and emergency issues also.

The grant, as written makes good sense for the communities it serves, and the relationship with the USFS and surrounding counties law enforcement working as a team to serve and protect ALL forms of recreation in the areas specified within the grant application.

As our entire family recreates via snow mobile, 4WD, motorcycle and now ATV, we all enjoy OHV as family fun and sport.

And we have done so in this area for over 40 years………  Thank you for this consideration.

Please fund this grant. [David Pickett - 4/5/10]



 Every single Law Enforcement grant should have a commitment and focus to catch the "Willfully Ignorant" visitor.  We see every day folks doing what ever they want and they feel immune  because it is their feeling "there is no one around to catch me"    That has to change.  Yes, we have Green Sticker Violations, sound violations, and other normal day to day violations that by now should be all in compliance.  It is the "Willfully Ignorant " that does not abide by the rules of the areas they ride in, i.e. "Stay on Designated Trails " "Respect Private Property"   "Know the rules of area you are riding in "  be it Forest Service, BLM, City and County.  All of us can put pressure on the "Willfully Ignorant" but it is Law Enforcement that needs to focus their talent to those that want to ruin it for everyone.  We can not let them rule our destiny or how we are being portrait in the eyes of the public and government elected officials.   
 
The other area of grave concern is our children, we need to make sure that all children 16 and under on Quads have the proper certification. We need to make sure that they are properly dressed to ride, no tank tops, tennis shoes and short pants.   Parents need to be told of their responsibility in the strongest possible manner, ticket.  

Thank you all for working this very difficult issue.   [Ed Waldheim "OHV activist for access to  public lands for all" - 3/28/10]