Day in the Life of a WDFW Enforcement Officer

Officer Capelli keeping watch
Photo by WDFW

High school students explore the variety of opportunities within the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Program. 

Students read career stories of three officers throughout the state. This lesson also includes a PowerPoint PDF to give students a better idea of the type of work officers do and the requirements necessary for this challenging, yet rewarding career.  

WDFW officer opportunities include:  

  • Karelian Bear Dog (KBD) Handler 
  • Undercover operations 
  • Defensive tactics instructor
  • Firearms instructor
  • Vessel operation instructor
  • Swift-water rescue team 
  • SCUBA Team 

For students interested in exploring this career path, we recommend taking a look at the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) for Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security.  


Career cards

Wild Washington LIVE! "Career Connections"

Recorded Feb. 26, 2021