WHAT IS THE ROLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN
MDWFP Conservation Officers are state-certified law enforcement
officers charged with broad jurisdiction including enforcement of
conservation related laws and ensuring public safety.
The Law Enforcement Bureau accomplishes our conservation
objectives by addressing the three central themes of the MDWFP's
I. CONSERVE AND ENHANCE MISSISSIPPI'S
WILDLIFE, FISHERIES, AND PARKS
Wildlife and fisheries laws and regulations are designed to
protect our natural resources and to ensure that there is always
wildlife and wild places for Mississippians to enjoy. Conservation
Officers enforce these laws and respond to violations reported by
the public (1-800-BE SMART) or other law enforcement agencies.
Rules and Regulations
II. PROVIDE QUALITY OUTDOOR RECREATION
Conservation Officers work during all hours of the day and night
in the field, woods, and waters to ensure the safety of all
Mississippians. They enforce hunting and boating safety regulations
and often serve as a first responder when incidents occur.
III. ENGAGE THE PUBLIC IN NATURAL RESOURCE
Accross the state, Conservation Officers teach hunter and boater
education classes, assist with organized youth events and programs,
and represent the MDWFP at local schools, career fairs, churches,
and civic groups. These dedicated men and women create awareness of
and appreciation for the Magnolia State's resources and
recreational opportunities by their visisbility to the public.