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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintains a law enforcement presence on National Wildlife Refuge System lands.


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. In addition to the protection of the Refuge, officers protect Refuge visitors 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.

To report all violations on Slade National Wildlife Refuge please call 701-387-4397 during normal business hours or RAP (Report all Poachers) 1-800-472-2121 any time, day or night.

In case of emergency please call 911.