From the scene of the alleged wildlife offence to the courtroom, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers are an integral component of the justice system.
Fish and Wildlife Enforcement consists of a dedicated team of highly trained and skilled officers with a strong enforcement background. Enforcement plays a critical role in the conservation and sustainability of our wildlife. Our primary efforts are directed towards illegal and organized poaching activity.
Our division has a wide range of responsibilities including: the protection of our fish and wildlife from poaching and overharvesting, enforcing legislation relating to all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, and protecting endangered species and wilderness reserves. Visit our Links and Resources page for legislation.
Fish and Wildlife Enforcement has a provincial headquarters located in Corner Brook and field staff working from three Regional Offices, Detachments and Satellite offices across the province.
We are committed to ensuring that our officers are highly trained, equipped and prepared to carry out our responsibilities. Primary duties include:
To be eligible for a FWE officer position, the division requires a two-year natural resource technical diploma and conservation law enforcement training (equivalencies may be considered), and a class 5 driver's license. Our selection tools include a standard personality inventory evaluation, a background investigation and a Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE).
Comprehensive training is provided in areas such as: firearms (pistol & shotgun) and use of force including recertification, ice rescue, safe boat, snowmobile & all-terrain vehicle operation, safe work procedures, legislation, interviewing techniques and report writing.
Contact our Headquarters for further information. For current openings and general information about working for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, please visit the Human Resource Secretariat.