Law Enforcement Committee

Statement of Purpose:

"It is recognized that law enforcement is an integral component of wildlife management. As such, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) Law Enforcement Committee is established to provide a forum for wildlife law enforcement professionals from member agencies to.

  • Encourage and promote law enforcement cooperation and consistency
  • Encourage and develop efficient and innovative law enforcement practices
  • Promote wildlife or resource law enforcement training and education programs for officers
  • Provide a forum for the collection and dissemination of information relating to changes in relevant law(s)
  • Review and provide comment to proposed and enacted relevant legislative changes
  • Encourage the highest possible ethics, standards and practices for wildlife or resource related law enforcement
  • Encourage the most courteous, impartial and efficient law enforcement services to the public; and
  • Properly staff assignments from, and convey recommendations and advice to, the WAFWA directors relating to wildlife and resource law enforcement issues".


Richard Hatcher - Chair 
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
1801 N. Lincoln
P.O. Box 53465
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Phone: 405-521-4660
Fax: 405-521-6505