Who We Are
A Federal Wildlife Officer is a law enforcement officer that combines conservation protection, traditional policing, and emergency first response to protect, serve, and educate the visiting public and the National Wildlife Refuge System staff. Among the most visible, essential, and recognizable conservation professionals in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, they serve an important function as both guardians and ambassadors for National Wildlife Refuges, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and America’s wildlife.
Federal Wildlife Officers are a part of an unbroken chain of conservation protectors spanning 114 years.