Law Enforcement

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement officers have a wide variety of duties and responsibilities. Officers help visitors understand and obey wildlife protection laws. They work closely with state and local government offices to enforce federal, state and refuge hunting regulations that protect migratory birds and other game species from illegal take and preserve legitimate hunting opportunities. Some other duties include patrolling closed areas or Wilderness areas, maintaining relationships with neighboring landowners, maintaining refuge boundaries and participating in public events related to refuge issues. 

Law enforcement issues should be referred to the deputy refuge manager or refuge manager.  

You may also report violations to refuge law enforcement Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 520-823-2235 or 520-823-4251 Ext. 106. After hours or on weekends, please call law enforcement dispatch at 800-637-9152. 

Other helpful law enforcement numbers include: 

  • Arizona Game and Fish Department – 800-352-0700 
  • U.S. Border Patrol – 877-872-7435 
  • Pima County Sherriff – 520-351-4900 (non-emergency) 
  • Arizona Relay Service for the Deaf – Dial 711 
  • Emergencies – Dial 911