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The National Wildlife Refuge System's Law Enforcement Division is responsible for physical security and emergency management on Fish and Wildlife Service lands.

Refuge law enforcement officers have federal jurisdiction to enforce federal conservation laws throughout the United States.  Officers deal with a wide variety of crimes such as natural resource violations, traffic violations, crimes against people, crimes against property, homeland security and more.


Law enforcement officers on the Ash Meadows National Wildlife refuge work to minimize unauthorized urban and human-caused impacts to wildlife.  Refuge officers work in partnership with other state, local, and regional agencies to help the refuge achieve its mission and its goals.


If you are interested in applying for Refuge Law Enforcement positions, please visit