The Spokane County Sheriff's Office will be on patrol on area lakes and rivers over the Labor Day weekend for an emphasis on boater safety. Boats will be inspected on the water and at ramps, so make sure you have all the required safety equipment (including life jackets). Patrols will be focused on Newman Lake, Liberty Lake and Long Lake. Deputies will also be checking for life jacket use on the Spokane River. Everyone be safe out there while having some fun in the sun.