Law Enforcement

The National Wildlife Refuge System's Law Enforcement Division is responsible for physical security and emergency management on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands. Refuge law enforcement officers have federal jurisdiction to enforce federal conservation laws throughout the United States. Officers deal with a wide variety of crimes, including but not limited to natural resource violations, traffic violations, crimes against people, crimes against property, homeland security issues, and smuggling.  

Law enforcement officers on wildlife refuges work to minimize unauthorized human-caused impacts to wildlife. Refuge officers work in partnership with other state, local, and regional agencies to help the Kern National Wildlife Refuge Complex achieve its mission and its goals.

If you are interested in applying for a refuge law enforcement position, please visit:

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