Apply now for July 2020 conservation officer academy
LANSING— Patrol trucks, boats, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles and more – if you enjoy being outdoors and would like to make a career of it, consider becoming a Michigan conservation officer. The DNR is accepting applications right now for its next conservation officer academy, which begins July 12, 2020, in Lansing.
“There’s really no better law enforcement job in the state of Michigan,” said Conservation Officer Shannon Kritz, who patrols Eaton County. “I love hunting and fishing. Whether I’m teaching a hunter safety class, patrolling the county or responding to an emergency situation, every day I feel like I am really making a difference by protecting natural resources and the people that utilize them.”
The DNR is seeking motivated people who are willing to learn. The 23-week conservation officer academy will teach recruits about the fish, animals and natural resources that conservation officers protect and how to safely operate the many vehicles used every day.
Visit Michigan.gov/ConservationOfficers to locate a recruiter, review eligibility requirements, see training videos and interviews with past recruits, and learn more about the hiring process. Questions? Contact Lt. Jason Wicklund at 517-284-5996.