Law Enforcement Committee

Statement of Purpose:

"It is recognized that law enforcement is an integral component of wildlife management. As such, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) Law Enforcement Committee is established to provide a forum for wildlife law enforcement professionals from member agencies to.

  • Encourage and promote law enforcement cooperation and consistency
  • Encourage and develop efficient and innovative law enforcement practices
  • Promote wildlife or resource law enforcement training and education programs for officers
  • Provide a forum for the collection and dissemination of information relating to changes in relevant law(s)
  • Review and provide comment to proposed and enacted relevant legislative changes
  • Encourage the highest possible ethics, standards and practices for wildlife or resource related law enforcement
  • Encourage the most courteous, impartial and efficient law enforcement services to the public; and
  • Properly staff assignments from, and convey recommendations and advice to, the WAFWA directors relating to wildlife and resource law enforcement issues".


Justin Shirley - Chair
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

1594 W. North Temple, Suite 2110
Salt Lake City UT 84114-6301
Phone: 801-538-4708