Fresno County Sheriff's Office
The funds from this project will be for funding Deputy Sheriff's for proactive OHV related patrols and educational awareness. This staffing will allow Fresno County to keep up with the growing demands for deployment in both eastern and western Fresno County public lands.
Comment: I appreciate that the department sought competitive pricing for the dirt bikes they want to purchase. Perhaps I am not understanding the funding match, but I would like to see resale of the used equipment going into matching funds. There is a strong resale market for used bikes.
Otherwise, recommend funding. This department does support the Forests and assists private land owner restrict illegal OHV use. Suggest should funding come through, that Department be clear with private land owners that OHV funds were used to enable the Sherriff’s department to educate and mitigate illegal OHV activities. [Diana Mead, CORVA, Asst to N. Director, Grants - 4/1/12]