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Board authorizes Riverside County Sheriff to continue operations in national forests


Last updated 6/4/2013 at Noon

RIVERSIDE - An agreement between the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and the U.S. Forest Service to have deputies patrol segments of the Cleveland and San Bernardino National Forests, conducting drug interdiction and other operations, was approved today by the Board of Supervisors.

The contract, which is retroactive to last October and expires Sept. 30, specifies that sheriff's resources will be utilized on an as-needed basis, with costs capped at $15,000.

According to sheriff's documents, deputies from the Hemet and Lake Elsinore stations will be called upon for special enforcement...

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