When Officers Get Schooled
3/6/2013 12:07 PM
Everyone is used to N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission wildlife officers instructing hunting education, boating safety and the importance of conservation. But they get plenty of training themselves.
Last week, Col. Randy Stark of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources taught "The Importance of Adaptive Leadership" at the N.C. Public Safety Center in Raleigh.
Stark is Wisconsin’s chief conservation warden, responsible for supervision and administration of conservation law enforcement and environmental enforcement programs across that state. He is the president of the National Association of Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs.
Captain Jon Evans, Training Director for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Division of Law Enforcement said,
“This leadership training is a reflection of the Division of Law Enforcement’s vision to strive for an atmosphere of continuous improvement and develop all of its employees, a persistent focus on gaining compliance of both statutes and rules through a variety of law enforcement methods and a selfless sense of public service. Our supervisors have attended various leadership courses through the N.C. Justice Academy, F.B.I.National Academy, and other educational institutions.”
Here in North Carolina, 200 wildlife officers enforce hunting, trapping and inland fishing regulations and boating laws to protect the resources of the state and the safety of its citizens.