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Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement Division provides a comprehensive statewide law enforcement program to protect Texas' wildlife, other natural resources, and the environment. The Division also provides safe boating and recreational water safety on public waters by ensuring compliance with applicable state laws and regulations. Texas Game Wardens are responsible for enforcement of the Parks and Wildlife Code, all TPWD regulations, the Texas Penal Code and selected statutes and regulations applicable to clean air and water, hazardous materials and human health. Wardens fulfill these responsibilities through educating the public about various laws and regulations, preventing violations by conducting high visibility patrols, and apprehending and arresting violators. Operation Game Thief provides citizens with a toll-free number to report poaching and other violations. The Law Enforcement Division employs about 500 wardens throughout the state and operates 27 field offices that sell licenses, register boats, and provide the public with local information across the state.


Headquarters Location

4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744

Director

Colonel Craig Hunter
Director of Law Enforcement
(512) 389-4845


Headquarters Staff

  • Lt. Colonel Danny Shaw
    Deputy Director
    (512) 389-4846
  • Chief Grahame Jones
    Special Operations
    (512) 389-4440
  • Major Larry Young
    Headquarters Operations
    (512) 389-4627
  • Major Tracy Davis
    Training
    (325) 948-3301
  • Vacant
    Division Attorney

Field Staff

  • Region 1 - Major Doug Seamands
    San Angelo
    (325) 651-4844
  • Region 2 - Major David Murray
    Fort Worth
    (817) 831-3128
  • Region 3 - Major Jeff Gillenwaters
    Temple
    (254) 778-8913
  • Region 4 - Major William Skeen
    Houston
    (281) 931-6471
  • Region 5 - Major Alan Teague
    San Antonio
    (210) 348-7375

View a map of the Region's offices.


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