Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Program

161 21 Olympia, Washington

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The mission of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Program is to protect our natural resources and the public we serve.

With more than 140 commissioned law enforcement personnel around the state, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police enforce laws and regulations related to human-wildlife conflict, hunting and fishing, and the protection of fish, wildlife and habitats.

Washington State Fish and Wildlife Officers conduct law enforcement in state and federal waters, parks, and forest lands. Our unique capabilities, assets, and jurisdiction mean our officers also respond to public safety issues such as dangerous wildlife encounters, natural disasters, and search-and-rescue operations.

orientation training and onboarding

  • New Employee Orientation
  • New Employee Training
  • On-boarding program

civilian credential support

We offer apprenticeships, internships, or other formalized, structured training program/s to assist with the attainment of a civilian credential,OtherThe Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Program has over 140 fully commissioned Fish and Wildlife Officers. All Officers attend / complete the Basic Law Enforcement Academy, In-house training and field training to attain their certification as fully commissioned law enforcement officers in Washington State. Veterans can use their Post-911 GI Bill benefits during the training to receive their law enforcement commissions. Our training program is recognized as "on the job training", eligible for Post-911 GI Bill benefits use. Law Enforcement ceritifcation is eligible for Post-911 GI Bill on the job training.

senior leadership

The Chief of the Enforcement Program and Deputy Chief are military Veterans. Three of eight Enforcement Captains are military Veterans as well.

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