Chapter 11.02


11.02.010    Enforcement authority.

11.02.020    Interlocal agreement.

11.02.010 Enforcement authority.

A. The King County department of public safety through the King County marine patrol and other King County officers and Lake Forest Park city police are empowered to arrest for the offenses and violations of the provisions of this title and of those sections of the King County Code (KCC) and the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) hereinafter adopted by reference.

B. The city, in the exercise of its police power, assumes control and jurisdiction over all waters within its limits, and over the waters of Lake Washington adjacent thereto up to the middle of the lake, and such waters shall, for the purposes of this title, be known as the “harbor.”

C. The provisions of this title shall be applicable to all vessels operating in the harbor. The provisions of this title shall be construed to supplement United States laws and state laws and regulations when not expressly inconsistent therewith in the harbor where such United States and state laws and regulations are applicable.

D. Whenever any person is arrested for any violation of this title, the arresting officer may serve upon him a citation and notice to appear in court. The arrested person, in order to secure release, and when permitted by the arresting officer, must give his written promise to appear in court, as required by the citation and notice, by signing, in the appropriate place, the written citation and notice served by the arresting officer. Upon the arrested person’s failing or refusing to sign such written promise, he may be taken into the custody of such arresting officer and so remain or be placed in confinement. (Ord. 709 § 1, 1997; Ord. 606 § 3, 1994)

11.02.020 Interlocal agreement.

In accordance with the provisions of RCW 39.34.080, the mayor or his authorized representative is authorized to enter into an agreement with King County setting forth the respective enforcement responsibilities for this title, and such agreement may provide that King County shall have the primary responsibility for enforcing the provisions of this title. (Ord. 606 § 4, 1994)