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Enforcement Section

Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers protect wildlife and fisheries resources, promote boating education & safety, hunting & fishing, respond to boating emergencies and are a partner in Delaware's Homeland Security maritime mission.

Specifically, the section employs a "LEAPS" philosophy:

  • Law: Enforce state laws that govern the protection of all fish, wildlife, natural resources and boating activities.
  • Education: Teach the public about the importance of boating and hunter safety and the ethical use of our natural resources.
  • Awareness: Create public awareness of the need to protect, appreciate, conserve and share our natural resources through various programs.
  • Protection: Respond to natural disasters and provide emergency response to all hunting, fishing, and boating accidents.
  • Safety: Ensure the safety of all citizens and visitors who access our State waterways and lands.  

Current Job Openings
Seasonal jobs are available. Click here to apply. 

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police online survey
Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police value your opinion. Have you had contact with one of our officers? If so, please let us know about it. Your responses to this brief survey
will help us serve you better in the future. And thank you in advance to all Delaware hunters, anglers, boaters and outdoors recreationalists who take the time to answer the survey.                  

Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Youth Academy
The Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Youth Academies are free one-week programs designed to teach youth about protecting Delaware's natural resources and nurturing the relationship between law enforcement officers and the community. Participants will attend a mock police academy where they will learn about various aspects of natural resources law enforcement, boating and hunting safety, and will participate in field activities. Each participant in the NRP Basic Youth Academy will receive both their hunter and boating safety certifications. Each participant in the NRP Advanced Youth Academy will receive their turkey hunting certification.

Academy dates and locations:

2019 NRP Youth Academies Flyer

NRP Basic Youth Academy Requirements

NRP Advanced Youth Academy Requirements

2019 NRP Youth Academies Application

Applications should be mailed to:
   Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police
   89 Kings Highway
   Dover, DE 19901
   Attn: Capt. Brian Pollock

Applications can also be scanned and e-mailed to; however, notarized originals must still be mailed to the address above.  

  • BASIC Youth Academy, July 8 - 12, 2019

Kent County Hunter Education Training Center at Little Creek Wildlife Area
3018 Bayside Drive
Dover, DE 19901

  • BASIC Youth Academy, July 15 - 19, 2019 

New Castle Hunter Education Training Center at Ommelanden Range
1205 River Road
New Castle, DE 19720

  • ADVANCED Youth Academy, July 23 - 27, 2019

New Castle Hunter Education Training Center at Ommelanden Range
1205 River Road
New Castle, DE 19720

For more information:
Please contact Capt. Brian Pollock at (302) 365-8703.








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