The York County Sheriff's Office Lake Enforcement Unit is equipped with a 25-foot Boston Whaler and a 21-foot Triumph to enforce the boating laws and to respond to lakefront crimes and other water-related emergencies. Approximately 44% of Lake Wylie is in the jurisdiction of the York County Sheriff's Office. The unit is staffed by one full time officer and is supplemented during peak season with school resource officers.
The Lake Enforcement Unit is also certified to instruct the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources "Safe Boating" class.
Sergeant Wayne Richardson the supervisor of the Lake Enforcement Unit.