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Game Warden checking a fire extinguisher on a boatJune 2018

Career FAQs (Water Safety Patrol)

What are Game Wardens looking for when they are working boat patrol on the rivers and lakes of the State?

Working Water Safety enforcement on Texas waters both freshwater lakes and rivers, and the saltwater bays and estuaries nine nautical miles out into the Gulf of Mexico, is a critical task for Texas Game Wardens. Each warden is commissioned as a marine safety enforcement officer and receives extensive training in boat operations. Texas Game Wardens patrol the public water of the State to ensure everyone is following the rules and regulations of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Texas Water Safety Act.  Some of those include checking for proper safety equipment such as life preserving devices, fire extinguishers, sound producing devices and vessel lighting.  Game Wardens also check for boater education certifications, boat registration and ownership documents, and the compliance of commercial and recreational fishing activities.  By working the public water of the State, Texas Game Wardens help ensure the safety of all people enjoying the natural resources that Texas has to offer. 

For more information on the Texas Water Safety Act please see: https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/pwd_br_l2000_0001/index.phtml

Find us Here in June

June 8 – Killeen Area High Schools Job Fair, Fort Hood

June 13 - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville

June 16 – Texas Game Warden Association Fishing Tournament, Fulton

June 27-28 - Texas A&M Extension Service -Outdoor Environmental Science and Career Development, Huntsville

Past Newsletters

Download a PDF of the June 2018 newsletter (Topic: Water Safety Patrol)
Download a PDF of the May 2018 newsletter (Topic: Warden Spotlight Series)
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)