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

Law Enforcement Field Offices Locations

Director of Law Enforcement
Colonel Chad Jones
(512) 389-4846

Deputy Director of Law Enforcement
Lt. Colonel Ronald VanderRoest
(512) 389-4846

Chief of Support Services
Chief Chris Davis 
(512) 389-4846

Division Senior Staff

Major Vacant
Region-HQ (Chief of Staff)
(512) 389-4846

Major Jason Huebner
Region 1, San Angelo
(325) 651-4844

Major David Murray
Region 2, Fort Worth
(817) 831-3128

Major Eric Collins
Region 3, Lufkin
(903) 534-0388

Major Eddie Tanuz
Region 4, Houston
(281) 931-6471

Major Jason Davis
Region 5, San Antonio
(210) 348-7375

Major Chip Daigle
Region 6, Lubbock
(806) 761-4930

Major James Ranft
Region 7, Temple
(254) 778-8913

Major Luis Sosa
Region 8, Corpus Christi
(361) 289-5566

Major Jason Bussey
Game Warden Training Center
(325) 948-3301

Kerry Spears
Division Attorney, Austin HQ
(512) 389-4584

Download Map of Regional Offices

Game Warden Headquarters
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin TX 78744-3218
(512) 389-4846