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Law Enforcement Division Vision Statement
As Texas Game Wardens, we proudly honor and respect our heritage while embracing the future. We continue to take progressive steps to improve our culture and practices to better serve and protect the natural resources and people of Texas.
Game Warden Strategic Plan
Our agency mission is to manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
The Law Enforcement Division Vision is, as Texas Game Wardens, to proudly honor and respect our heritage while embracing the future. We continue to take progressive steps to improve our culture and practices to better serve and protect the natural resources and people of Texas.
Shikar-Safari Officer of the Year
Texas Parks and Wildlife proudly announces David Pellizzari as its Shikar-Safari Texas Officer of the Year. The Wise County Game Warden has a history of public outreach, excellence, teamwork, efficiency, and leadership.
For five years he has sponsored a youth hunt for children of police officers killed in the line of duty. He assists with the annual Jack County Deer hunts, and provides numerous hunter safety classes for the Boy Scouts of America. He has maintained a high level of officer presence in his assigned county, including BWI/DWI arrests per year that results in safer recreation for the public.
David always volunteers for extra assignments and responded to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma as part of the search and rescue team. He is a swift water technician, swift water boat operator, and swift water instructor. We are proud to have him in our ranks and of his achievement in winning this prestigious award.
Sky Rescue: Helicopter Search and Rescue Team
“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.