Law Enforcement


Law enforcement is an integral part of managing the National Wildlife Refuge System. Refuge law enforcement officers are responsible for upholding federal laws and regulations that protect natural resources, the public, and employees. They also strive to assist visitors in understanding refuge laws, regulations, and the reasons for them.

These federal law enforcement officers perform many different duties as a part of their daily activities. They assist with search and rescue, wildfires, refuge hunts, and general security for the refuge and special events.

For an emergency that require immediate attention please dial 911. To report violations on Cache River National Wildlife Refuge please call (870) 347-2074 during working hours or the Arkansas Stop Poaching Hotline (1-800-482-9262),which can be called 24 hours daily/seven days per week.