Laws, Regulations, and Enforcement
The Enforcement Section is responsible for protection of Alabama’s wildlife and fisheries resources. Conservation Enforcement Officers have an exciting and rewarding outdoor job that demands strength, character, and a high degree of self motivation. Conservation Enforcement Officers plan their day-to-day law enforcement activities under the guidelines of a forty-hour work week with a freedom found in very few jobs.
There are 133 conservation officers assigned to the Law Enforcement Section. These are generally assigned at a rate of two per county. Anyone pursuing a career as Conservation Enforcement Officer must have a high school diploma, be in good physical condition, and qualify to be certified as a law enforcement officer by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission. Applicants are given additional credit for college classes relating to law enforcement. Recruits are required to attend a twelve-week Minimum Standards and Training course.
If you desire a job in law enforcement, which provides an opportunity for self motivation and a high degree of respect in the community, the job of a Conservation Enforcement Officer may be for you. It is a unique law enforcement position, based on a foundation of fairness and impartiality established by the current and previous officers who have served with the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. If you feel you can measure up to these standards, this may be the career for you.
Click here to visit the State Personnel Department website and download an application.
Click here to view the current regulation book.