RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 22, 2010) – The New Year will usher in new leadership roles within the Division of Law Enforcement of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Maj. Keith Templeton, supervisor for field operations, will retire effective Jan. 1. His successor will be Jack Staley, previously a captain in District 5, a jurisdiction that includes Alamance, Rockingham, Orange, Granville, Durham, Person, Caswell, Randolph, Chatham, Lee and Guilford counties.
“I'm confident that the transition will be a smooth one,” Templeton said. “I am pleased with the direction that the division is headed and I'm sure there are some exciting times on the horizon.”
Staley will be responsible for supervising a statewide hierarchy of some 200 uniformed wildlife officers who enforce the fish and game regulations and boating laws of the state. He is a 27-year veteran of wildlife enforcement and brings 19 years of field supervision to the offi