Law Enforcement

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Enforcement of regulations concerning wildlife and wildlife habitat is a critical part of the districts management plan. District wardens lessen the chance of over-harvest and promote responsible hunting and fishing efforts throughout the district.

Refuge Law Enforcement Objectives Mission:

  "Protecting resources and people on our refuges in 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"

Refuge Officer Qualifications:

 * A 2 or 4-year degree in natural resource conservation, criminal justice, or a related field.

 * 18 years of age and physically and emotionally fit.

 * Pass a physical fitness test, psychologically test, drug test, background investigation, and firearms qualifications.

  How to Apply:

 An interested applicant must first apply and submit a resume to If the applicant is selected they must successfully complete different phases of training as s refuge officer including: 18 weeks at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, 3 weeks Federal Wildlife Officer Basic Training, and 10 weeks of Field Training and Evaluation Program. The trainee will be evaluated in all phases of the training.

If you have any questions about Law Enforcement of Rules & Regulations on the Refuge, please contact our District Law Enforcement at (701) 848-2722

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