RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 11, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has promoted Matthew Long to captain for District 3, where he will manage and supervise enforcement operations for hunting, inland fishing and boating, and coordinate boating safety and hunter education programs.
He will supervise a jurisdiction that includes Wake, Johnston, Wayne, Franklin, Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe, Vance, Warren, Halifax and Northampton counties. His predecessor, John Reams, recently retired. Capt. Long was previously a lieutenant in District 4 in southeastern North Carolina.
Capt. Long said he looks forward to his new assignment. He and his family plan to relocate to the northern Johnston County area.
“This area is rich in wildlife resources and outdoor recreational opportunities,” Capt. Long said. “My goals are to build on our conservation efforts and to provide our citizens the safe opportunity to enjoy the woods, fields and