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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Program 2005 Annual Report

Category: Agency Plans and Reports - Annual Reports

Date Published:  2005

Number of Pages: 30

Contact Information: enforcement-web@dfw.wa.gov

INTRODUCTION:

Chief’s Introduction

I am so proud of the work of the men and women of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Program in 2005. Every member of the Program contributed to the year’s successes. We will continue to make improvements in order to achieve our mission of protecting citizens and our state’s precious fish and wildlife resources.

Please contact me at enforcement-web@dfw.wa.gov if you have any comments or questions regarding this report.

MISSION/VISION/VALUES

Enforcement Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Enforcement Program is to provide for public safety, to protect fish and wildlife from unlawful harvest, to protect fish and wildlife habitat, to assist the public in resolving wildlife problems, and to educate the public about fish and wildlife issues.

Enforcement Program Vision

The Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Program has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. We maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and personal integrity. We are committed to the philosophy of community policing, partnering, and problem-solving with those we serve. We employ both time-tested methods and promising new approaches for wildlife protection within the communities we serve. We manage all of our resources – including people, equipment, and technology – prudently and effectively. Our communication is direct, open, and respectful. We value our unity and our differences, recognizing that there is strength in both. Our commitment to a safe and healthy workplace is shown in high morale, job satisfaction, and continually enhanced performance.

Enforcement Program Values

Enforcement Program employees uphold the following values in our individual conduct and in our personal relationships:

  • Integrity and ethical behavior at all times.
  • Respect for the rule of law and the dignity of all human beings.
  • Acceptance of full responsibility and accountability for our actions.
  • Empathy and compassion for others.
  • Direct communication that permits and encourages healthy disagreement.
  • Resolving differences in a mutually-supportive and positive way.
  • Equal treatment of all sworn and civilian members of the department.

In our professional responsibilities, we value:

  • Individual and team effectiveness in solving issues affecting fish and wildlife.
  • Exceptional responsiveness to the public and resource we serve.
  • Equal protection and service for all, regardless of economic status or position.
  • Quality training and commitment to personal and professional growth.
  • Flexibility in adapting to change.
  • Innovation, creativity, and reasoned risk-taking.
  • A methodical approach to problem-solving.
  • Responsible and creative management of all our resources.
  • Excellence and continuous improvements in all we do.