A volunteer effort to help protect your lake and your property.
What is Lake Watch?
Lake Watch is a partnership of citizens, business operators, boaters and lake users who work in cooperation with TVA Watershed Teams, TVA Police, and other law enforcement agencies. Our goal is to improve the quality of life at our lake communities by preventing death and injury from boating and water-related accidents, reducing criminal activity, and supporting water quality.
What can you do as part of Lake Watch?
Citizens involved in Lake Watch become better informed about safety-related issues and any suspicious or dangerous activities that may occur on their waterways. They can report these activities to the TVA Police or appropriate law enforcement agency. Lake Watch participants also receive training in safe boating and crime prevention.
Why should you participate?
Law enforcement officers need your help in watching for unsafe boating and suspicious activities. Participation in this program provides valuable information for the detection and investigation of crimes, apprehension of criminals, and prevention of death and serious injury from water-related accidents. Your assistance can make your TVA lakes and surrounding communities safer and more enjoyable for everyone.
How does Lake Watch protect you?
Every year more visitors are attracted to TVA lakes. Many of them are unfamiliar with safe-boating and recreational practices. Your help in reporting unsafe actions could save a life or prevent injury. Just as motorists slow down in frequently patrolled areas, watercraft operators are more safety-conscious if they know their violations might be reported by members of the public.
Join Lake Watch now!
For more information on Lake Watch, or to report unsafe or suspicious activities, contact:
Knoxville – 1-800-824-3861
Nashville – 1-800-839-0028
Muscle Shoals and Chattanooga – 1-800-839-0003