on Dec 01, 2011 09:34 AM • Views 4293

Col. Dale Caveny (left) congratulates Capt. John Reams upon promotion.

Media Contact: Geoff Cantrell, Public Information Officer

RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has promoted John Reams to captain of District 3, where he will manage and supervise enforcement operations for hunting, inland fishing and boating, and coordinate boating safety and hunter education programs.

A Warrenton resident, Reams was previously a lieutenant in D-3, which includes Wake, Johnston, Wayne, Franklin, Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe, Vance, Warren, Halifax and Northampton counties. His predecessor, Capt. Billy Holland, recently transferred to a neighboring district.

“I am excited to serve our agency, the resources, the sportsmen and the public of our great state,” Capt. Reams said. “I have to thank my wife, Sandi, and my family for their support of my career.”

A 24-year veteran with the Division of Law Enforcement of the Wildlife Commission, Capt. Reams began his career stationed in Northampton County. A native of Henderson, N.C., he brings 11 years of supervisory experience to the position, including six years as lieutenant in D-3.

This district has quite a mix of urban, suburban and rural geography,” said Col. Dale Caveny, chief of the Division of Law Enforcement for the Wildlife Commission. “There is a variety of outdoor opportunities across that terrain, as well. I have confidence in Capt. Reams’ leadership abilities to assist conservation, sportsmen and the public.”

Call 1-800-662-7137 to report violations and assist wildlife officers. Callers can remain anonymous.

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