Recruiter's Corner

April 2018Self family members in uniform

Warden Spotlight Series (Q&A with Texas Game Warden Jared Self, Collingsworth County, 13 years of service. Son of retired Texas Game Warden Gary Self, 32 years of service)

How did being the son of a Texas Game Warden effect your decision to pursue a career as a warden?

I remember making my career decision to become a game warden when I was in the third grade.  Even at that young age I knew my dad was in a unique law enforcement field and I greatly admired his work.  I did not have to be encouraged to follow his path because I got to see first-hand the benefits a game warden career provided for my family, which solidified my decision.  When I became a warden I modeled my work ethic after my father’s.  He had a subtle way of gaining respect from people in a dignified manner.  After 32 years in the field he hung his hat up and retired. I feel blessed to be able to continue the tradition as a lifelong member of the Texas Game Warden family.

Find us Here in April

April 3 – Texas Southern University, Houston

April 4 -  UT-Austin

April 4-8 – MANARRS Conference, Greensboro, NC

April 8 – Sul Ross State University, Alpine

April 12 – University of North Texas, Denton

April 21 – Ladies in Law Enforcement, San Marcos

Past Newsletters

Download a PDF of the April 2018 newsletter (Topic: Warden Spotlight Series)
Download a PDF of the March 2018 newsletter (Topic: Warden Spotlight Series)
Download a PDF of the February 2018 newsletter (Topic: Warden Spotlight Series)
Download a PDF of the January 2018 newsletter (Topic: Warden Spotlight Series)
Download a PDF of the December 2017 newsletter (Topic: Colonel's Chat)
Download a PDF of the November 2017 newsletter (Topic: Preparing to Become a Game Warden)
Download a PDF of the October 2017 newsletter (Topic: Game Warden/Landowner Relations)
Download a PDF of the September 2017 newsletter (Topic: Game Warden Response in Natural Disasters)
Download a PDF of the July 2017 newsletter (Topic: Law Enforcement Internship Program)
Download a PDF of the June 2017 newsletter (Topic: Youth Involvement)
Download a PDF of the May 2017 newsletter (Topic: Daily Life)
Download a PDF of the April 2017 newsletter (Topic: Military)
Download a PDF of the March 2017 newsletter (Topic: Application Process)
Download a PDF of the February 2017 newsletter (Topic: Specialized Teams)
Download a PDF of the January 2017 newsletter (Topic: Pay and Advancement)
Download a PDF of the December 2016 newsletter (Topic: Physical Readiness)
Download a PDF of the November 2016 newsletter (Topic: Duty Station)
Download a PDF of the October 2016 newsletter (Topic; Education)