Special Agent in Charge-Professional Responsibility Unit

West Virginia
The Professional Responsibility Unit (PRU) is a criminal investigative unit whose primary function is to investigate allegations of misconduct by Service law enforcement officers from both the Office of Law Enforcement and the National Wildlife Refuge System and their supervisors. The PRU works directly for the Assistant Director, Office of Law Enforcement. The PRU is located at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and can conduct investigations in all states and U.S. territories.

The PRU conducts both criminal and administrative investigations for the Service of other non-law enforcement Service employees when asked based on the seriousness of the alleged offense. It also handles matters that do not fit elsewhere and other special assignments as well as workplace violence threats and threats made to Service employees.

The PRU maintains an email address to facilitate the reporting of allegations of misconduct, fraud, waste, abuse, and/or mismanagement in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) programs or operations. You are encouraged to contact the PRU Special Agent in Charge directly.

Individuals who contact the email address are not required to identify themselves. However, persons who report allegations are encouraged to identify themselves in the event additional questions arise as the PRU evaluates their allegations. Allegations with limited details or merit may be held in abeyance until further specific details are reported or obtained.

Location and Contact Information

      Report Alleged Misconduct

      Please provide specific and relevant details concerning the alleged misconduct/wrongdoing in the space provided below. If you want us to contact you about the incident, please provide your contact information.

      *Even if you provide contact information, you may request confidentiality.

      Email: professionalresponsibilityunit@fws.gov

      or

      Call:

      PRU Special Agent in Charge: (304) 870-7199