On January 2nd, 2018

Lodi Man Convicted of Poaching Large Deer A CDFW investigation

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 […]

On September 22nd, 2017

CDFW Wardens Arrest Four for Commercial Sale of Sport Harvest Abalone

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 […]

On July 18th, 2017

CSLEA Greets New CDFW Employees at Orientation

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 […]

On July 13th, 2017

CSLEA-RPPOA Member Nicole Kozicki Recognized Nationally as Wildlife Officer of the Year

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 […]

On July 5th, 2017

CDFW Wardens Raid Large Illegal Pot Grow in Jack London State Park

  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 […]

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