Law Enforcement

The Mission of the Office of Law Enforcement "is to protect wildlife and plant resources. Through the effective enforcement of Federal laws, we contribute to Fish and Wildlife Service efforts to recover endangered species, conserve migratory birds, preserve wildlife habitat, safeguard fisheries, combat  invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

Learn more about invasive species
 , and promote international wildlife conservation."

There are lots of fun, interesting, and educational things you can do and enjoy at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. When in doubt about rules or regulations regarding a specific activity, please check with the staff by contacting the office before participating in that activity. Be safe and have fun!

Law Enforcement Contact Information

To report crimes, wildfires, accidents, or to request emergency assistance call:

  • Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Office 402-376-1889 (If no answer leave a message on extension 100) 
  • Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge Office 402-376-3789 (If no answer leave a message on extension 200) 
  • Cherry County Sheriff dispatch 402-376-1890 
  • Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers 800-742-7627