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Law Enforcement


The Bureau of Law Enforcement is home to the Conservation Warden Service. The Warden Service performs the law enforcement function within DNR and is dedicated to protecting the people and natural resources of Wisconsin. The warden service also works cooperatively with other law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level on a variety of law enforcement and emergency response initiatives. We protect, enhance and promote public safety and our natural resources through enforcement, education and community involvement, and encourage everyone to be stewards of our natural resources on behalf of future generations.

2019 Act 108

Pursuant to 2019 Act 108 [exit DNR], Wisconsin law enforcement agencies are required to administer a written policy on the use on the use of body cameras and make the policy available to the public on the agency’s internet site.  The Dept. of Natural Resources, Bureau of Law Enforcement addresses body camera use as part of a larger policy regarding field recording devices used by its law enforcement officers, including dash cameras and audio recorders.  Review document [PDF]