SACRAMENTO – On December 19, 2017, John Frederick Kautz, 51, of Lodi, pleaded no contest to charges of poaching a huge blacktail deer with trophy-sized antlers in Sacramento County. Kautz was charged with possession of an illegally poached deer and falsification of deer tag reporting information, both misdemeanors, following a three-month investigation by California Department […]
SACRAMENTO – On September 20, 2017, California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers arrested four suspects who allegedly harvested abalone with a recreational fishing license then sold it on the black market for profit. The arrests followed a five-month investigation of the suspects, some of whom have been previously convicted of similar violations. Arrested were […]
SACRAMENTO – On July 17, 2017, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Member Services Representative George Pina met with three new CSLEA members and one current member, all lateral transfers, looking forward to becoming California Department of Fish and Wildlife wardens. “I enjoyed my time meeting these law enforcement officers and explaining our benefits and […]
The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and its affiliate, Resource Protection Peace Officers Association (RPPOA) congratulates Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Officer Nicole Kozicki for being selected as the Pogue-Elms Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. The award, which was formally presented to her at the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife […]
GLEN ELLEN – When California State Park staff members discovered a large marijuana grow inside Jack London State Park, they notified State Park rangers and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Marijuana Enforcement Team. After confirming and surveilling the grow site, CDFW wardens raided it on June 14, 2017. Nine wardens and […]
The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association is saddened that member Dave McNair, a lieutenant with California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), is mourning the loss of his K-9 partner Reno. Our thoughts are with him and his family. The following is a June 25, 2017 post shared by CDFW on its facebook page: […]
MENDOCINO COUNTY – Three people in the rural, Mendocino County community of Laytonville were arrested on drug and firearms charges March 1, 2016, following a search warrant executed by the Mendocino County Major Crimes Task Force, County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication Team, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the California Department of Justice. […]
On June 10, 2015, the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) received an email from California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Warden Eric Fleet explaining the current financially-draining path he and his family are experiencing as a result of not having access to CSLEA’s legal representation to fight his dismissal.