Law Enforcement

caribou harvest LE checkContact Senior Federal Wildlife Officer Cody Smith at 907-385-7660 if you would like to speak to a Law Enforcement officer about an issue at Arctic Refuge. If you'd like to remain anonymous, you can contact our National Tips Line at 1-844-FWS-TIPS (1-844-397-8477).

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has federally-trained law enforcement officers who protect the natural and cultural resources of the Refuge. Carrying out these tasks in the vast, roadless expanse of the Refuge requires a distinct approach to law enforcement. Officers conduct patrols by airplane, raft, and on foot. The primary focus of these efforts is to ensure that all Refuge users follow state and federal wildlife and natural resource regulations. In addition, officers assist with other wildlife enforcement efforts by patrolling along the border with Canada to the east and along the Dalton Highway to the west.

Find out about the rules, regulations and acts we use at Arctic Refuge to protect and manage America's largest arctic wilderness.

Law enforcement information for the National Wildlife Refuge System.