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.  

You may report violations to the refuge headquarters Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 760-326-3853. 

You can also contact the Phoenix Interagency Dispatch at 1-800-637-9152. This number is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and the dispatch office will contact a Refuge Law Enforcement Officer with your report. 

Timely reporting of crimes is important for reducing crime on the refuge. When calling in a violation, please remember to provide as much information as possible including who (person and vehicles involved), what happened and how, when and where the crime took place. If you have a camera available and it is safe to do so please take a picture of the event and share with us. 

In case of emergency call 911. 

For injured wildlife, please contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitation facility near you. We do not operate any rehabilitation services.