Utah wildlife law enforcement
DWR law enforcement officers — known as conservation officers — protect Utah's wildlife and their habitats, and work to ensure the safety of outdoors enthusiasts across the state.
The long-term viability of Utah's wildlife depends on citizens who care passionately about natural resource issues and support law enforcement efforts. Conservation officers work continually to build and strengthen relationships with the communities and partner organizations they serve.
When fully staffed, there are about 80 conservation officers stationed throughout Utah. Officers with patrol assignments each cover a roughly 1,800-square-mile area, with some wildlife districts being larger than others.
In addition to their law enforcement responsibilities, conservation officers support wildlife management activities by assisting with biological surveys, wildlife captures and relocations, and help with hunter education, public outreach and more.