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Public Safety and Resource Protection Division


The Division of Public Safety and Resource Protection is home to multiple public services and law enforcement programs – all dedicated to the protection of our natural resources and the safety of those who enjoy them. The Conservation Warden Service is part of the division, where anyone interested in this remarkable and fulfilling career can learn how to apply, the varied duties, training and opportunities to advance. Wardens perform the DNR's law enforcement function and work cooperatively with other law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level.

Some division sections and programs include:

  • Investigative Team
  • Environmental Enforcement Unit
  • Off-Highway Vehicles: Snowmobiles and all-terrain and utility-terrain vehicles
  • Boating: Motorized and silent vessels such as kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards
  • R3 program – Recruit, Retain and Reactivation: Hunter safety, learn to hunt programs and fishing
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management