RALEIGH, N.C. (April 27, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has promoted Mitch Kirkland to captain for District 9, where he will manage and supervise law enforcement operations for conservation, including hunting, fishing and boating regulations.
Kirkland will supervise 22 wildlife officers in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Swain, Macon, Jackson, Haywood, Transylvania, Madison, Buncombe and Henderson counties. A 21-year veteran with the Wildlife Commission, he previously was a lieutenant stationed in Rutherford County. His predecessor, Tim Sisk, recently retired.
“It’s nice to be back home supervising and patrolling the areas where I hunted and fished as a boy,” Kirkland said. “It’s a special place to me, which holds lots of enjoyable outdoor memories. It will be my privilege to serve the citizens, sportsmen and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as District 9 captain.”