Law Enforcement

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Protecting resources and people on our refuges is the fundamental responsibility of refuge officers. The mission of the Refuge Law Enforcement Program is to support the administration of the National Wildlife Refuge System through the management and protection of natural, historic and cultural resources, property, and people on lands and waters of our national wildlife refuges.

General contact information to report injured wildlife or wildlife crimes:

To report problems or violations, please contact the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Complex headquarters office.

Office: 256-353-7243


During an emergency, call 9-1-1. 

Other points of contact are the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 
or the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department.