The Brazos River Authority employs lake rangers at each of the
reservoirs owned and operated by the BRA. All lake rangers are
Texas state-commissioned peace officers with a vast range of
experience in law enforcement.
Lake Ranger duties include a range of tasks from patrolling the
lake area in vehicles as well as boats, responding to emergency
calls and routine complaints and taking appropriate action. They
assist the public in many areas, from towing a stranded boater
to the investigation of any criminal activity on the lake or
Brazos River Authority property. Some are specialized in
environmental laws while others are certified divers who
help in search and rescue operations.
The officer's conduct water safety inspections to ensure proper
water safety equipment is on board the vessels and that vessels
are registered with the state and compliant with state regulations.
They work with local law enforcement agencies, are certified by
the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to teach water safety
courses, and present public awareness programs on boater safety.