LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV's Mark Edwards sat down with wildlife officer Capt. Stephanie Weatherington with Arkansas Game and Fish to answer the question: Do you want to become a wildlife officer?
Wildlife officers are certified law enforcement officers with statewide jurisdiction and full police authority.
They are primarily responsible for the enforcement of all AGFC regulations, but are capable of enforcing all state laws as well. Wildlife officers work tirelessly to apprehend poachers who are illegally taking wildlife to protect Arkansas's wildlife resources.
Arkansas Wildlife Officers also are charged with the duty of enforcing state and federal boating laws upon the state's thousands of acres of lakes, waterways and rivers. They also provide protection and enforcement of laws that cover threatened and endangered species of fish and wildlife.
To learn more about becoming a wildlife officer, call 800-364-4263.