Law Enforcement Division

The Law Enforcement Division provides a comprehensive statewide law enforcement program to protect Texas' wildlife, other natural resources, and the environment. The Division also provides safe boating and recreational water safety on public waters by ensuring compliance with applicable state laws and regulations. Texas Game Wardens are responsible for enforcement of the Parks and Wildlife Code, all TPWD regulations, the Texas Penal Code and selected statutes and regulations applicable to clean air and water, hazardous materials and human health. Wardens fulfill these responsibilities through educating the public about various laws and regulations, preventing violations by conducting high visibility patrols, and apprehending and arresting violators. Operation Game Thief provides citizens with a toll-free number to report poaching and other violations. The Law Enforcement Division employs about 500 wardens throughout the state and operates 27 field offices that sell licenses, register boats, and provide the public with local information across the state.


Director of Law Enforcement
Colonel Craig Hunter
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
Telephone No.: (512) 389-4845

Deputy Director - Lt. Colonel Danny Shaw - Austin Headquarters - (512) 389-4846
Special Operations - Chief Grahame Jones - Austin HQ (512) 389-4440
Headquarters Operations - Major Larry Young - Austin HQ (512) 389-4627
Training - Major Tracy Davis - Training Academy (325) 948-3301
Division Attorney - Vacant - Austin HQ
Region 1 - Major Doug Seamands - San Angelo (325) 651-4844 media download(0 B)
Region 2 - Major David Murray - Fort Worth (817) 831-3128 media download(0 B)
Region 3 - Major Jeff Gillenwaters - Temple (254) 778-8913 media download(0 B)
Region 4 - Major William Skeen - Houston (281) 931-6471 media download(0 B)
Region 5 - Major Alan Teague - San Antonio (210) 348-7375 media download(0 B)

You can download a PDF map of the Region's offices by clicking on the links above.


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