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Texas Game Warden Mission Statement
Since 1895, our mission has been to have Texas Game Wardens serve the citizens of Texas by providing professional law enforcement, water safety, and search and rescue, while working to conserve and protect the natural resources of Texas.
Game Warden Strategic Plan
For over 100 years, Texas Game Wardens have exemplified dedication, passion and commitment to protecting the natural resources of Texas.
As fully commissioned State Peace Officers, Texas Game Wardens not only enforce fishing, hunting and water safety laws; they also apprehend dangerous criminals and provide valuable public safety to the people of Texas.
We now have our Strategic Plan available, which includes our primary goals, strategies, and leadership model.
Texas Boating Officer of the Year
Chambers County Game Warden Patricia Vannoy was named Texas Boating Officer of the Year. This is an annual award given by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.
Based east of Houston in Chambers County, Vannoy is very active in promoting boater safety, detecting Boating While Intoxicated offenses, enforcing fish and game rules, and coordinating public outreach programs.
She is also a certified boat accident investigator and member of the State Forensic Reconstruction and Mapping team, which conducts detailed followup on boat crashes in Texas. She is known as being highly skilled and resourceful at these investigations, and has been called upon to lead numerous high profile cases. We congratulate her and greatly value her determination to make Texas’ waterways safer.
Search and Rescue, Disaster Response
“Any natural disaster and we will go.” Since 1895 our Texas Game Wardens have played a critical role in protecting Texas. They are here to help the citizens of Texas with an integrated team of professionals.
From well-trained helicopter pilots to K-9 teams to sonar-equipped dive teams, they risk their lives to protect others. From swift water rescue boats to helicopter hoists, there is no value that can be placed upon losing a human life.
Your Texas Game Wardens strive to maintain funding levels to have an appropriate response to persons in need in Texas.