Law Enforcement

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintains a strong law enforcement presence on the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.

Federal wildlife law enforcement officers patrol the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge to ensure the safety of the public and the protection of natural resources. They address many illegal activities, including taking of endangered species, dumping of trash, trespassing and more.  They work very closely with U.S. Border Patrol agents who regularly patrol the refuge and assist as needed.  

To report a violation on refuge lands during the daytime (6:00 a.m.-8:00pm), please call:


Some Helpful Links:
Digest of Federal Resource Laws
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas Department of Public Safety