Office of Law Enforcement
Northeast Region
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Office of Law Enforcement
P.O. Box 399
Essington, PA 19902

Phone: 215/492-5850
Fax: 215/492-5852

Office of Law Enforcement | Philadelphia, PA

The USFWS, Office of Law Enforcement is co-located with the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in a suburban setting adjacent to Philadelphia, the sixth largest city in the U.S. This station is conveniently situated within one mile of Philadelphia International Airport and Interstate 95 and six miles from the Philadelphia Seaport. The Port of Philadelphia is a USFWS Non-Designated Wildlife Port of Entry that permits the importation/exportation of wildlife shipments on a limited basis.

The residents of the state of Pennsylvania have a long and rich history involving the sport of hunting and fishing. Hunting license sales are among the highest in the country and Pennsylvania residents usually rank near the top in the nation for the number of days afield hunting.

The Special Agent assigned to the Philadelphia office is responsible for covering the eastern third of Pennsylvania. This agent regularly conducts high priority cases involving endangered and threatened species, state-listed species, and migratory birds. These investigations involve the take and destruction of endangered and threatened species habitat, the unlawful take of migratory birds by hunting and industry, and the unlawful commercialization of endangered and threatened species as well as other trust species.


John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Philadelphia International Airport
Philadelphia Seaport
CBP, Service Port Philadelphia
APHIS/USDA, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Association
of Wildlife Rehabilitators

You can also contact the Resident Agent in Charge located in Elizabeth, New Jersey, which oversees this office.

Last updated: February 13, 2013

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