2. Learn about Washington’s natural resource issues and opportunities. Become familiar with the commercial fishing industry, tribal hunting and fishing, taxidermy, recreational hunting, and recreational fishing harvest practices in our state. While participation in these activities is not a prerequisite for the job, a better understanding of these activities will certainly help you throughout the hiring process. There are numerous books, publications and video programs that can assist you in gaining a better understanding of these natural resource issues.
3. Ride-Along. Candidates may request to ride with a Fish and Wildlife Officer while on patrol by contacting our WILDCOMM Communications Officers. Please call (360) 902-2936, choose option 2 or 3, and tell the Communications Officer that you wish to schedule a ridealong in preparation for the Oral Panel Exam. All candidates will have to pass a background check before they are allowed to ridealong with one of our Officers.
4. Be prepared. There are many general publications and study guides available to help you prepare for a police oral panel exam. These publications may be useful in preparation for our testing process.