Minnesota -(Ammoland.com)- A new generation of conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently joined the ranks of seasoned professionals responsible for statewide natural resources and recreational law enforcement.
“Conservation officers provide service to a wide spectrum of citizens through safety education programs and informational outreach, while protecting our state’s vital natural resources,” said Col. Rodmen Smith, DNR Enforcement Division director. “These 13 officers will go a long way in filling our vacant field stations.”
The officers completed the 12-week conservation officer academy at Camp Ripley in October, 16 weeks of field training with experienced conservation officers on Jan. 26, and now report to their first duty assignment.
The new officers and their stations include:
- Chelsey Collette, Remer.
- Andrew Dirks, Redwood Falls.
- Luke Gutzwiller, Madison.
- Jeremy Henke, Albert Lea.
- Michael Krauel, St. Cloud.
- Dustin Miller, Windom.
- Philip Mohs, Center City.
- Kyle Quittschreiber, Black Duck 2.
- Trent Seamans, Rochester 2.
- Eric Sullivan, Walker.
- Jamie VanThuyne, Mankato.
- Shane Vernier, Willmar.
- Leah Weyandt, Mound.
- Weyandt is excited to get started.
“It’s going to be fun to be on my own and make decisions on where to go and what to do next,” she said.
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