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


Col. Chad N. Jones
(Interim) Director of Law Enforcement
(512) 389-4846

Headquarters Staff

  • Lt. Col. Ronald VanderRoest
    Deputy Director
    (512) 389-4846
  • Vacant
    Assistant Division Director (Chief of Staff)
    (512) 389-4846
  • Chief Chris Davis
    Assistant Division Director (Chief of Support Services)
    (512) 389-4846
  • Major Jason Bussey
    (325) 948-3301
  • Kerry Spears
    Division Attorney
    (512) 389-4584

Field Staff

  • Region 1 - Major Jason Huebner
    San Angelo
    (325) 651-4844
  • Region 2 - Major David Murray
    Fort Worth
    (817) 831-3128
  • Region 3 -Major Quint Balkcom
    (806) 761-4930
  • Region 4 - Major Eddie Tanuz 
    (281) 931-6471
  • Region 5 - Major Jason Davis
    San Antonio
    (210) 348-7375
  • Region 6 - Vacant
  • Region 7 - Major James Ranft
    (254) 778-8913
  • Region 8 - Major Ellis Powell
    Corpus Christi
    (361) 289-5566


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