Garner New National Wildlife Refuge System Law Enforcement
Chief for the Southeast Region
Stan Garner, formerly a refuge law enforcement officer for four years
at Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in Crystal River, Florida,
is now the refuge law enforcement chief for the Southeast Region. He
is stationed in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Regional Office
in Atlanta, Georgia.
In his new position, Garner will supervise and manage 10 zone refuge law enforcement officers stationed throughout the Southeast. The zone officers assist law enforcement officers and project leaders employed at various refuges.
“My goal is to provide the type of oversight and coordination that advances the effectiveness of the refuge law enforcement program,” said Garner.
In his previous position at Chassahowitzka, he primarily focused on the protection of federally-listed and protected species, such as manatees, sea turtles, and shorebirds.
Prior to September 2003, he worked for the U.S.Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons as a Supervisory Emergency Preparedness Officer in charge of tactical and special operations and hostage negotiations. Garner started his law enforcement career during nine years with the Air Force where he served as a Military Police supervisor and K9 handler specializing in narcotics and explosives detection. During his military career, he was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, Incirbik Air Base in Turkey, Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina, and Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.
An avid diver for 20 years, Garner spends his vacations diving and boating. He and his wife, Erica, have three daughters; twins, Rachel and Olivia, who are two years old, and Melanie aged six.
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