Ohio Wildlife Officer Cadets begin training


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) announced that the ODNR Division of Wildlife recently hired 11 cadets to become state wildlife officers. These cadets will graduate in March 2019.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) announced that the ODNR Division of Wildlife recently hired 11 cadets to become state wildlife officers. These cadets will graduate in March 2019.


COLUMBUS — The 29th Ohio Wildlife Officer Cadet Training Academy began on Monday, Aug. 13, for the 11 cadets hired from a pool of more than 550 applicants. The cadets will complete more than six months of training before becoming state wildlife officers, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

State wildlife officers have statewide authority to enforce wildlife regulations and protect state lands, waterways and property. As state law enforcement officers, they contribute to public safety both in their local areas and in Ohio’s vast outdoors. Each year, Ohio’s state wildlife officers speak to hundreds of clubs and groups about conservation and wildlife programs; perform fish and wildlife surveys; and provide technical advice and instruction about hunting, fishing and other outdoor-related recreation.

Cadets who require state law enforcement certification will complete approximately 23 weeks of Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training and then all cadets will receive an additional eight weeks of specialized training by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. Training includes law enforcement procedures and agency policies, wildlife and fisheries management, communications, ATV operations, hunter safety, and advanced firearms and self-defense topics. The cadets will graduate in March 2019.

The state wildlife officer cadets are:

Ethan J. Bingham of Wauseon

Michele E. Butler of Sandusky

Nathan J. Cass of Galion

Levi M. Farley of Antwerp

Evan J. Huegel of Westfield Center

Antoinette M. Jolliff of Cardington

Matthew J. Madgar of Cuyahoga Falls

Ryan M. Pawlus of Mantua

John J. Sisson of Pomeroy

Brock P. Williamson of Bucyrus

Houston J. Wireman of Wapakoneta

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) announced that the ODNR Division of Wildlife recently hired 11 cadets to become state wildlife officers. These cadets will graduate in March 2019.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2018/09/web1_New-Ohio-Wildlife-Officer-Cadets-Begin-Training_ne201896173836917.jpgThe Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) announced that the ODNR Division of Wildlife recently hired 11 cadets to become state wildlife officers. These cadets will graduate in March 2019.