Law Enforcement

Osprey in flight - Credit: Bill Wallen.

Report all violations to the law enforcement office

24 hr mobile: 304-834-0449
Non-emergency office #: 304-375-2923 x 113

WHO: Description of the suspect, suspect vehicle
WHAT: what is the violation?
WHERE: Where did the violation occur?
WHEN: When did the violation occur?
HOW: How did the violation occur?

All reports are STRICTLY confidential because we need your help.

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. These are our objectives:

  • To protect refuge visitors and employees from disturbance or harm by others.
  • To assist visitors in understanding refuge laws, regulations, and the reasons for them.
  • To enhance the management and protection of fish and wildlife resources on refuges.
  • To ensure the legally prescribed, equitable use of fish and wildlife resources on refuges.
  • To obtain compliance with laws and regulations necessary for the proper administration, management, and protection of the National Wildlife Refuge System.